Friday, 19 June 2009

Moviestorm effects 9: camera shake

Camera shake is one of the most requested effects. It's ideal for earthquakes, explosions, big stompy monster footsteps, and all sorts of other action sequences.

This doesn't actually move the camera - that would be a nightmare to edit with. What it does is to take the camera's nominal position and apply an offset to it. This has a whole bunch of controls, so you can change the amount of movement in either direction, the frequency of movement, and how juddery or smooth it is. This is one effect that you almost certainly don't want to apply across a whole scene (or across a whole movie), so this will also need start and end keyframes, which is going to require some additional user interface on the camera view.

Usual disclaimers apply: this is really early dev code, not representative of final quality, and we don't have a release date for it.


AngriBuddhist said...

I'm speechless. Well, not really, but, this isn't the place for the expletives that are streaming out of my mouth.

I can't even begin to imagine what the next two announcements will be.

I'm dumbfounded. Great job.

IceAxe said...

So far most of the effects we've seen have at least been possible if you're willing to go the extra mile in a video editor. As far as I know, this effect isn't so easy to do at all. This really is a step forward Short Fuze!