2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2008 4:09 AM by Newsgroup_User

    make image appear to glow brighter then dim

    aacjp
      I have a customer make a strange request (for me, at least). He wants an image of a light bulb to appear brighter then dim, then brighten again. Not really a pulsing light, more like a power surge effect. Would anyone know how I could accomplish this? Thanks!
        • 1. Re: make image appear to glow brighter then dim
          pixlor Level 4
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          Originally posted by: aacjp
          I have a customer make a strange request (for me, at least). He wants an image of a light bulb to appear brighter then dim, then brighten again. Not really a pulsing light, more like a power surge effect. Would anyone know how I could accomplish this? Thanks!

          What makes a light bulb look brighter is that the light becomes more white/less yellow, it's more difficult to make out detail, and the glow around it is bigger. If you can make two light bulb images with these differences, especially if the image of the brighter one can be made by, say, adding a fuzzy white or pale yellow ellipse with a radial opacity gradient, then you can use these images to make an animation.
          • 2. Re: make image appear to glow brighter then dim
            Level 7
            aacjp wrote:
            > I have a customer make a strange request (for me, at least). He wants an image
            > of a light bulb to appear brighter then dim, then brighten again. Not really a
            > pulsing light, more like a power surge effect. Would anyone know how I could
            > accomplish this? Thanks!
            >

            Here's a method to experiment with.

            http://www.playingwithfire.com/lightbub_ani.html

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