First, create a road using CorelDRAW.
Next, vector out some numbers... Export the file as an .EPS or raster
it at the size that will work for your project.
Bring into Aftereffects, add the
numbers on top of your road, keyframe motion and check the motion blur
I used a more realistic road photo on top of those two layers,
keyframed motion along with checking motion blur and used a blend mode.
I think I used either multiply or overlay... Experiment to see what
Now for the rain! Vector out some circles in CorelDRAW , export as .EPS or raster
with transparent background and lay on top of the road layers.
position.wiggle expression to the position value of this layer with
semi-eradic values like (33,24,40). Do not check the motion blur for
The expression should read position.wiggle(33,24,40)
you should have something that looks like this...
in Aftereffects, rotate the road in Z space 90 degrees, lay whatever you
like on it, light it up and it could look something like this...
There is no need to motion blur the vector circles. The trick is to
create an illusion (as easily as possible) that the drops are hitting
the road and not moving as one solid graphic. Later!
My multimedia blog
Fri, Jul 6 2007 11:12