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  • Video Copilot Shockwave Tutorial

  • Jesse Pollock

    July 4, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Hello. I have only been using after effects for a couple months now and am trying to figure out how to make the shockwave from the video coplilot tutorial.

    Its fairly simple to follow along with. And my shockwave looks really good. Until I place it on another video and realize there is a black ring before and after my shockwave go’s off.

    I can’t figure out how to remove that black ring. I know it can be figured within the first eight minutes of the tutorial because anything after that is just making duplicates of the original layer and then creating a .mov file of the layer and using that to dial in all of the details.

    Basically in the first eight minutes though all you do is

    1. create a solid layer

    2. place a fractal noise effect

    3. use a rectangle mask that go’s across the comp horizontally then slowly drops down and fades out while the changing a few of the fractal noise animations to make it look like its moving around.

    4. and finally you use a polar coordinates effect on an adjustment layer to make the shockwave round.

    I have done the tutorial twice now and can’t figure out what i missed that leaves a black ring around mine and not the instructors. I know that there isn’t supposed to be a black ring because he uses this shockwave in another video with a gun.

    Any suggestions? I can add screen shots if I didn’t explain well enough.

    Thank you!

  • Graham Quince

    July 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    I think we need screenshots, as I cannot picture what this black ring is. Have you set your comp’s transfer mode to Add or Screen when overlaying it on another video?

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