13 Replies Latest reply on Apr 4, 2013 10:54 PM by Rick Gerard

    Question on Drizzle

    surfboy23 Level 1

      Hello, Im new in After Effect CS6 Im working on a project whichIm stuck on. I treid to find something close to what I need help on in tutorials but no luck

      so I decided to come here for help.

       

      So here is what Im stuck in, I designed an image in Photoshop CS6 and brought it in After Effects I wanted to add rain then following CC drizzle effect so that

      the image I designed looks like the drizzle is hitting the character shoulders and arm area.

       

      So this is where I need help as I add the drizzle effect I have some areas around the charcter that  the drizzle is also hitting how do I remove the unwanted drizzle effect areas ?

      I tried eraser tool but that did not work unless Im doing that wrong.

       

      The last thing Im having touble with, how do I get my audio sound effect ( rain sound ) to play at the same time as the rain fall effect and drizzle effect all at the same time?

       

      Hope someone can help me.

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        • 1. Re: Question on Drizzle
          Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Duplicate thread removed.

           

          To restrict the visible areas of the Drizzle effect, you may need to precompose your layer with the effect applied, and then mask the areas you don't want to see.

           

          Th hear audio in After Effects you need to generate a RAM Preview.

           

          You should spend some time with the Getting Started tools available.

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          • 2. Re: Question on Drizzle
            Dave LaRonde Level 6

            ...ant then, there is also this: do you want the drizzle to bounce off your subject?  Or do you want some of the drizzle to be absorbed?  And in different parts of the subject's body?

             

            There are typically many, MANY more things to be considered before the new AE practitioner is ready to go.

            • 3. Re: Question on Drizzle
              surfboy23 Level 1

              Dave LaRonde>> just bounce off.

               

              Andrew Yoole>> I watch several videos to know basic tools in after effects but does not tell you how to remove any unwanted effects you add.

              I tried many things to figure it out myself but nothing. That is why I came here as a last resort.

               

              Thank you guys for yuor help

              • 4. Re: Question on Drizzle
                Dave LaRonde Level 6

                Sorry, we all appreciate the compliments, but we're not much closer to understanding your problem.  Can you try again?

                • 5. Re: Question on Drizzle
                  surfboy23 Level 1

                  Well very simply, I just want to remove or eraser the unwanted CC Drizzle effect thats around my person in the image. Because when I hit play, yes the rain comes down nice the CC drizzle comes down nice but when the CC Drizzle comes down it also goes around the person as well so that is why I wanted to know how to remove the unwanted areas of the drizzle so this way the CC drizzle only be coming down and boucning on the person and no where else that is bounceing but the person.

                   

                  Hope this hleps little bit in clearing it up.

                   

                  thanks

                  • 6. Re: Question on Drizzle
                    Dave LaRonde Level 6

                    surfboy23 wrote:

                     

                    I just want to remove or eraser the unwanted CC Drizzle effect thats around my person in the image.

                    It sounds like tyou want to tke a layer of your person (which you can do by precomposing) and use it as a track matte for a layer to which you've applied CC drizzle.  Sound okay?

                    • 7. Re: Question on Drizzle
                      Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Try this. Use the pen tool to create a shape layer that exactly covers the area you want to apply your drizzle effect to. Set the fill to exactly 40% gray and set the blend mode to overlay. The shape layer will now effectively disappear. Now apply drizzle to the shape layer and adjust the settings.

                       

                      To even make the effect more effective make the shape layer a 3D layer and adjust orientation to match the plane you want to have the drizzle effect applied to. Now adjust the path so that it fits the outline of the shape. There you go. EZ as pie.

                       

                      If you have a moving subject you want to get wet with the drizzle effect then use a copy of the footage and roto brush to generate a mask. Track the motion of the surface. Use this masked copy of your footage as a track matte for a 3D 50% gray solid layer you've rotated into position on your scene. Apply the motion tracking to a null attached to your 3D layer. There you go. Rain drops with the proper perspective following the action.

                      • 8. Re: Question on Drizzle
                        surfboy23 Level 1

                        Hello, Rick Gerard>>  for what you said, make a new layer then use the pen tool to draw  aroundntheb area I want to place my Drizzzle effect?  then make solid grey? then to overlay?

                         

                        if so ok I will try that.

                         

                        thanks

                        • 9. Re: Question on Drizzle
                          surfboy23 Level 1

                          will it be possible to make aquick video tutorail on adding rain & drizzle hitting a person in photo that will be begood visuals is also helpful.

                           

                          thanks

                          • 10. Re: Question on Drizzle
                            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                            Post a still frame of your video showing the person you want to use and I'll try and show you how to set it up. It's not going to be fancy but it will show the steps.

                             

                            If you have an example frame from another video or a photograph that you want to emulate it would even be better. Personally I don't think the CC Drizzle effect is good for much more than rain ripples on a wet street or on a smooth body of water like a pond. Rain hitting a person is a completely different visual effect.

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                            • 11. Re: Question on Drizzle
                              surfboy23 Level 1

                              Is not a video is an image that I want to add drizzle effect for. Is maybe best and faster if someone can make just an easy quick tutorial on  having an graphic image of a person having hrain and rizzle effect into image.

                               

                              thanks

                              • 12. Re: Question on Drizzle
                                Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                Is maybe best and faster if someone can make just an easy quick tutorial

                                 

                                Easy and fast for you, maybe!  :-)  Not so easy for the professionals who are giving up their time free to assist you.

                                 

                                There's plenty of good advice in this thread already.  Have you tried it all?  You haven't really said so in any of your posts.

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                                • 13. Re: Question on Drizzle
                                  Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                  Total time for me to make a simple tutorial is usually about an hour. A tutorial with audio, about 4. A tutorial based on nothing more than a vague description "on  having an graphic image of a person having rain and drizzle effect into image." could take hours because there are hundreds of possibilities and the chance for me to give you what you want is astronomical.

                                   

                                  The total time to take a sample image and apply some kind of rain falling on the image effect and provide a screen shot and a simple description, about 10 minutes.

                                   

                                  Post an image or find an example of what you want this effect to look like and I'll try and come up with something. You're not going to get anything like these images from a quick Google image search with CC Drizzel but you could come close to achieving this effect with AE and a few tricks given enough time and the right source material.

                                  Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 10.49.05 PM.png

                                   

                                  The problem is that without some kind of reference I have no idea what you want your composite to look like. You could be asking for this:

                                  Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 10.52.56 PM.png

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