Making animated backgrounds like Digital Juice

vectorskink wrote on 10/11/2004, 3:36 AM
Hi guys

Just wondering the quickest and easiest (and cheapest) way to 'make' some animated backgrounds like the jumpbacks by digital juice?
I have blufftitler and I'm wondering if it quickest to do a couple of particle layers in that. I know you can do it in Wax as well.
Is anyone doing this also?



PeterWright wrote on 10/11/2004, 4:18 AM
Quickest and cheapest? - look no further than Vegas - a combination of multiple tracks, bezier masks, variable opacity, generated media, particularly the Noise Generator, maybe with the chequerboard, Parent/Child composites and FX such as blur, deform, swirl .... anything .... can make a surprisingly wide range of loops.
(I bought a Main Concept set of loops a while back, and I've never used them ...)

Be sure to copy the first keyframes to the end, so that looping is smooth.

You can store these as .vegs, or make avis out of the results and compile a library on CD/DVD.
farss wrote on 10/11/2004, 7:08 AM
Don't MC have a program purpose built for doing this?

Chienworks wrote on 10/11/2004, 7:26 AM
I write my own custom software for a lot of the backgrounds i create. I also use Vegas' Noise Texture generator for a lot of material and do all the final compositing in Vegas.