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Old January 15th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Plug ins for rain effect?

What are your favorite/recommended plug ins to create a rain effect in FCP?
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Old January 15th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Uh, None?

To me, CG rain or snow effects are ALL kinda lame.

Yeah, it's an overlay of rain looking thingies - but it's an OVERLAY.

So nothing in the rest of the scene gets WET!

So I''m not a big fan.

You want rain effects, turn on a sprinkler and make it RAIN on things.

I did a gig some years ago where I had to CG in snowfall outside a window. That was kinda OK, since it just involved some dim streaks outside plus a visible buildup in the lower corners of the window panes over time.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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Bill, wish it was that simple. We'll be modeling a war of 1812 ship in a storm and since my 3D modeler would frown on me shooting his monitor while the animation plays back I'll have to do it in FCP.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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there is a rain effect in Motion (part of FCPS2). It is in the library, I believe under 'behaviors.'
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Old January 15th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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Bill, wish it was that simple. We'll be modeling a war of 1812 ship in a storm and since my 3D modeler would frown on me shooting his monitor while the animation plays back I'll have to do it in FCP.
I guess I don't understand.
Why not create the effect in the 3D app, and then import the final animation into FCP?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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I would really like a rain effect myself, but simply to have it start raining in a quick shot. I'm sure there is an effect out there, in motion or after effects plug in. I haven't gotten to the point where I need to find one yet...
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #7
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Aharon Rabinowitz has a two part weather replacement tutorial for AE CS3 over at the COW. Part two talks about adding rain.

http://library.creativecow.net/artic.../Weather_1.php
http://library.creativecow.net/artic.../Weather_2.php


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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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Thanks for the Motion info. I haven't even opened it yet so I'll have to take a look. The reason for adding the rain after the 3D animation is completed is so that I have the option and flexibility of either adding or deleting rain from the animation without having do a second rendered version - saving time and money for the other animations I need.
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