Making WWE-Type Graphics

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  1. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    I am hoping some of you may be able to point me in the right direction here. I will soon be working on a project that requires WWE Wrestling type graphics in video: you know, like the promos going in and out of commercials, etc. The sound will be recorded separately.

    What is the best program to accomplish this? Any tips are greatly appreciated...
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

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    I'm not really sure what you mean by WWE graphics. Could you link to some examples?

    Until then, it is likely Photoshop and After Effects will help you, and perhaps a 3D program such as 3dsmax or Blender (freeware).
     
  3. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that'll be a combination of a 3D program (Blender!) and After Effects to composite everything. And lots of know-how. ;)
     
  5. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gulp.

    I'm a photog at heart and have video editing skills with FCP a few years back... I have CS 3 and am pretty apt with it. After Effects and Blender not so much... Anyway, thanks a lot and if anyone has any other ideas by all means send them my way.

    Cheers,

    -balin64
     
  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Do you have motion installed and a decent Mac. you can use some of the particles they have some flames/smoke/explosion that you might be able to manipulate a little bit...
     
  7. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    I would think the 2nd on there... "afterburn" could be done pretty easily with "Motion". If you deconstruct what's going on there, you've got that flame graphic repeated in a square-ish/round-ish motion path and then the camera cutting to different angles of the same motion path. Then the is "end state" where they use the same animated flame graphic up really close used as a crossfade. And they loop that like 10 times.

    I'm sure I'm not completely right, but you could create a reasonable facsimile that way. Just takes patience.
     
  8. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you so much for the responses.

    I went on Apple's website and looked at Motion. Wow, that is an impressive program. Unfortunately, I don't own it and I'm working with a small budget so I can't purchase it. If anyone has other thoughts or suggestions please let me know, and many thanks.
     
  9. ribenawrath macrumors newbie

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    so what is your budget?What programs you got already?
     
  10. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Adobe CS 3 Premium Suite, and that's about it. I downloaded Blender but have never used it. As well as the normal Apple pre-loaded stuff of course.
     
  11. ribenawrath macrumors newbie

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    In that case, after effects is the way to go!

    It can be confusing, but it's essentially PS for video.

    So make your elements in PS, and then just animate them in AE.

    You just make a comp, and layer everything in AE as you do in photoshop, then just keyframe everything, and add effects as you see fit.


    IF you ever can't add effects to certain things, make sure you have selected the object, and then clicked into the effects panel.


    Need help just ask me ;)
     

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