Predator CGI Part 2...heat vision and plasma cannon

predatron

Blooded
hi guys since i got some great feedback i thought it put this up while the other pred cg thread is still up.

im going to make a short fan movie in around 6 months time when i am properly prepared and im hoping to put all the predator trademark cgi in,iv had some invaluable help with the cloaking technique but anyone got any experience with the plasma cannon shooting and the heat vision?

if so please share as im new to after effects and would really appreciate the advice!

cheers guys!
 

lflank

Hunter
hi guys since i got some great feedback i thought it put this up while the other pred cg thread is still up.

im going to make a short fan movie in around 6 months time when i am properly prepared and im hoping to put all the predator trademark cgi in,iv had some invaluable help with the cloaking technique but anyone got any experience with the plasma cannon shooting and the heat vision?

if so please share as im new to after effects and would really appreciate the advice!

cheers guys!

In After Effects, there is a function called "Colorama" that works perfectly for the Pred Vision.

The cannon blast can be done with a generated "lens flare" for the firing burst--for the actual projectile you'll have to animate one. I use an "Alien Tracer" stock clip that I got, IIRC, from Detonation Films.
 

lflank

Hunter
In After Effects, there is a function called "Colorama" that works perfectly for the Pred Vision.

Oh, and there's also a "wave form" function that you can tie to an audio file, rotate 90 degrees, and use as the audio-sensing portion of the Pred Vision.

My fan film, "Predator vs Stormtroopers", should be done in a few weeks. Once I have it up on YouTube, you'll be able to see how this all looks.
 

predatron

Blooded
wow!i cant wait to see it!my ideas are slightly to ambitious but its not going to stop me im determined haha,thanks again for all the help mate.
 
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