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>not sure how to create this affect entirely...i was thinking maybe >track emitting points on the prey, turn that into a displacement map >and run that over the footage so i distorts it??...kinda like a >predator type effect accept it gets transmitted out from the >source?...i reckon it'll look real busy and probably quite crap...but >again open to suggestion?...maybe transmitting a subtle plasma effect >out from the prey???
Not realistic. The EM field changes with every move of any object and even the surroundings will have different electrical potential e.g. due to different temperatures and streaming velocities in the water. More likely it will be perceived as some sort of fake color with "flashes" whenever there is a significant change in the EM field. In a way the shark would be flying through some sort of "electrical fog". The peaks themselves would be perceived as white flashes or electrical sparks as you would see them in a dark room, I guess.
>thermal footprint: sharks detect a thermal footprint emitted from the >prey. my solution: emmiting a trapcode smoke cloud with a color
>change over time....red for close to the source disappating into a
>yellow?? run a blur or even change the particle???
Again, not realistic. Thermal footprints can last for hours, though arguably the differences would be minute with coldblooded species such as fish. In my view you should not work with changes in the color over time at all. It's also worth noting that it matters whether a fish appear on its own or if it swims in a swarm. Swarms are usually warmer due to the compression of the water by the movement.
Use the "Beam" effect if your sharks require frikkin' laser beams.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
good points..i am meeting with an expert this friday for a breakdown...i kinda wanted to have something to show...even if it was slightly misguiding, so at least there was a starting point...thanks for posting
hmmmmm laser beam...its crazy enough it might just work!!!!.....or not