Recreating "Cloud" effect from Flash videos

10 February 2015 16:05
I've been asked to recreate the following video effects in 3D. Can you give me any advice on how best to approach this with Blend4Web? Thank you!

10 February 2015 17:07
Well, everything here can be done with planes and math :)

First - billboard plane or a sphere like I showed you earlier (something about spheres inside spheres), second - animated billboard planes, third - sphere and/or plane billboard, too :) Just play with masks and colors
11 February 2015 01:29
Thanks! I have a general idea how to do this, but its always good to get Blend4Web specifics.
11 February 2015 10:09
Also maybe try to use texture masks - for "cloudlike" things
12 February 2015 02:32
I may as well throw this in - I don't suppose image textures can be animated, like maybe slowly fading between two images over and over? I have an idea of something else I wanted to try…
12 February 2015 10:41
I meant using image to make those fuzzy borders :) But yes, this can help, too

Try this, maybe: time -> multiply(speed control) -> sine -> multiply(0.5) -> add(0.5) -> mix Factor (textures)

Add and multiply in the end are for the correct work of sine (sine by itself is in -1,1 and we need it to work in 0,1 - so we must shrink it to -0.5, 0.5 and mode it upwards - to 0,1)
12 February 2015 15:16
Thanks! This should be interesting
13 February 2015 10:34
OK, originally I was going to ask what "mix Factor (texture)" was, not seeing a matching node, but it's OK, because I figured out how to convert values back and forth so I could use the "mix Color" node instead! It worked beautifully I will link the result of my project in a bit…

13 February 2015 13:42
As promised, my "Chakra Man", complete with shimmering colored 2D orbs that face the viewer! Thanks yet again for the help, couldn't have done this without you!

Chakra Man
13 February 2015 14:35
Cool effect!
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