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  • Replicating an old plug-in effect

    Posted by Navarro Parker on May 30, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Does anyone know of a currently shipping plug-in that achieves this look? It’s Pete’s Plug-in TVPixel. It had sliders for pixel height and super sampling. Sadly, it has yet to make the transition to Intel Mac. For performance issues, I’d rather not run AE in Rosetta.

    I vaguely remember seeing a similar plug-in that had LCD, CRT Shadow Mask, and Trinitron presets


    Frank Thomas replied 16 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Frank Thomas

    May 31, 2008 at 6:57 am

    You can get a similar effect with the standard effects. Your preferred settings may vary from those I’ve used, but this’ll get you started.

    Create a new, back solid (comp size) and apply effects > generate > cell pattern.
    Set the cell pattern to “bubbles”, contrast to “600”, disperse to “0.0”, size to about “6.0”. Leave everything else at default. (Try different cell patterns and overflow settings)

    Pre-compose the layer, then scale to 125% on the X-axis and 300% on the Y-axis.

    Place the layer above your footage layer and use it as a luma track matte.

    The result isn’t exactly the same, but quite similar. Hope this helps.

  • Frank Thomas

    June 2, 2008 at 1:28 am

    [Frank Thomas] “Create a new, back solid (comp size)”

    Sorry, that should have read, “Create a new, black solid (comp size)”.

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