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bloom effect
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:46:19 pm »

Does anyone know if anim8tor can make bloom effect if so please tell me how. thanks  ( :


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Re: bloom effect
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 10:06:25 pm »

hi, im Brazilian..whats is "bloom" effect... is spark effect??

like this :   ?
i use Terranim8or.

no is very good, i make for show and aswer you..

for particles effects..use Terranim8or:

for make especial effects in anim8or..
changes transparents maps get news effects ok

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« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 10:12:38 pm by neirao »


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Re: bloom effect
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 04:40:47 pm »

if you mean like a flower bloom, try playing around with the morphs
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Re: bloom effect
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 12:27:32 am »

No guys, Bloom is an imaging artifact of real-world cameras.
The effect produces fringes (or feathers) of light around very bright objects in an image.

See: for more info.
cooldude234: Anim8or can't make it, although for still images you can use Photoshop,, Gimp etc


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Re: bloom effect
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 12:55:41 pm »

anim8or does not yet have this capability.  however, it is a very easy effect to make using post processing with the gimp. 

render your image in anim8or first.  import it into the gimp.  create a duplicate layer of the image (you should be able to figure out how, the button will be in the layer dialog). convert the top layer to grayscale using the desaturate command in the "colors" menu. then in the layers menu (not to be confused with the layers dialog.  a dialog is a separate window,  a menu is that writing at the top of the image window) select transparency,  and then select color to alpha.  pick black as the color.   

you should now see part of your image in color again, as you have "cut out" the dark parts of your layer, and the layer underneath it is showing through.   

now in the filters menu, add a nice blur (using the option that lets you control the exact amount of blur. 

now back in the layer dialog, adjust the transparency of this image. so you can see more of the layer under it.  you should see a bloom effect now.  play around with the settings to get it just how you want it.

you can optionally skip the desaturation step for a different, but still believable effect.