Turbulence displacement

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Turbulence displacement

Post by daninski » 26 Jun 2019, 10:18

HI all, I sometimes use Turbulence displacement in AE to create a fake boil when I have a clean ink line. Is there an equivalent effect in TVP anyone uses? I've had a look but I can't see anything that would be practical.

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Re: Turbulence displacement

Post by slowtiger » 26 Jun 2019, 11:06

Not as simple as a press of a button, but quite manageable:

Use FX -> Distortion -> Displacement Mapping with a layer of animated noise as source. I just did a test with some paper scans I had, increased contrast, enlarged and blurred it (see image, that's the whole frame). FX settings depth = 10, Smooth = 2. You can prepare several "noise loops" with different grain size for different results (for close-ups and wide angle), just a second each is more than enough. The result flickers a bit, maybe set the noise to 2's. If you need smoother boiling, you could prepare a really animated texture.
noise_blur.jpg
Of couse you get a better result if you draw with an animated brush in the first place which gives you a good random width line each time.
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Re: Turbulence displacement

Post by daninski » 26 Jun 2019, 20:34

Yeah, it's not for the actual frames of animation. I do boil stuff myself where possible :D
It's for holds. Some of the budgets for some commissioned stuff aren't big enough to spend time boiling everything on threes.

An example of the turbulence displacement would be for this thing that I animated on for a friend

https://vimeo.com/271103518 and this https://vimeo.com/296387870 You have to have it full screen and HQ to see the boil mind! :D

I'll try your method now.
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Re: Turbulence displacement

Post by daninski » 26 Jun 2019, 20:45

Ok, displacement mapping with a 4 point plasma animation worked quite well actually. Thanks!
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Re: Turbulence displacement

Post by slowtiger » 27 Jun 2019, 07:49

Glad to be able to help.
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