How to get the toothpaste smile glint/sparkle effect in FC?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jayeskreezy, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I have FCE and I'm putting together a lil vid and I wanted to add a sparkle/glint when someone smiles like the old school toothpaste commercials...anyone have any ideas?
     
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    I'm sure you could just make the little starburst in Photoshop, set it to an additive blend, and keyframe animate it with the motion tab.

    Or also, if you have Motion there's probably exactly what you're looking for in the particle library.
     
  3. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, I dont have motion...I guess I should get FCP one day for that...hmm i'll try the additive blend thing...do I need to have diff layers and animate it in FCE or photoshop?
     
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    Yeah, just make a still image in Photoshop, like how you want the twinkle to look, white twinkle on a black background, or just save it as a transparent PNG with an alpha channel. Then put it as a new layer in Final Cut with the additive blend, and scale / rotate it or whatever animation you need in Final Cut.
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    To Top it off, make sure you add a sound effect and it will be perfect!
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I would-

    Photoshop a sparkle, send it into FC then just give it a quick fade in and slow fade out, rotation on the spot. Obviously with the composite set to something nice.

    But don't just listen to me, I'm new to all this myself!
     
  7. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you know where I could get that sound effect from? I used to know of some free sites, but I lost those years ago. Thanks!
     
  8. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Hmm...

    Do you have Soundtrack? Look for something in there, or else search around Google.
     
  9. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    Record the sound effect from those "dirty mouth" orbit gum commercials.

    Also, I would scale your photoshop sparkle up from zero and then back down to zero with a little rotation on it. Don't dissolve it in, wont look right.:)
     
  10. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    can you tell me what it means to set the composite to something nice? What is the composite?

    I created the sparkle in photoshop and saved it on a black background, but how do I get rid of the black around it in FCE?

    I just want the sparkle to show and not the black. I'm pretty new to doing these things in FCE so please be patient
     
  11. ppc_michael Guest

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    Setting the "composite" is what I was talking about too, which is what you need to do to get rid of the black background.

    Drag your sparkle image into the timeline, then right-click it. In the context menu, go to Composite Mode > Screen. Or Add. Or some kind of compositing/blending mode that will take out your black.
     
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