Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

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Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby FrankyKnuckles on 09/25/2016, 9:32 am

Anyone have any good examples from any movies you may have seen where I can get some cool ideas on how to create an EMP pulse effect? Essentially I have a weapon where it shoots out an electromagnetic disturbance that will cause jets, trains, etc to lose power and everything in a certain radius.

I saw a scene in the 2014 Godzilla movie where one of the creatures has that power but just curious if anyone knows of any other examples?
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby JPT7505 on 09/25/2016, 8:05 pm

Post an image or reference video so we can begin to help
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby Guitarboy2828 on 09/25/2016, 9:47 pm

Pacific Rim has a scene with one.

I'm pretty sure every Batman movie has a scene with one too.

Transformers (first one I think) has one as well, the flying transformer takes out all their electronics on the ground.
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby FrankyKnuckles on 09/26/2016, 8:05 am

Ah ok cool yea I'll need to check out Pacific Rim....what scene was it?

The one from Transformers you mentioned looks about what I was looking for too in terms of ideas https://youtu.be/yDsTMeYF73g
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby JPT7505 on 09/26/2016, 12:43 pm

Ring of smoke: particular could work or stock footage even possible motion pulse.

Dome: 3d object possibility with fractal noise as a custom texture. Or just take a fractal noise and cc world and split it in half.

Lighting, flares, distortion maps etc. You got yourself something
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby Farmfield on 09/28/2016, 12:07 am

That Transformers clip, there's just so much in there that makes no sense whatsoever, like the hologram pilot has an underlying robot model/texture or that the EMP smashes Windows, etc... :? :roll: :D

But yeah, the EMP thingy is still an awesome effect. :D
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby Guitarboy2828 on 09/28/2016, 5:44 am

Farmfield wrote:That Transformers clip, there's just so much in there that makes no sense whatsoever, like the hologram pilot has an underlying robot model/texture or that the EMP smashes Windows, etc... :? :roll: :D

But yeah, the EMP thingy is still an awesome effect. :D


Haha, that is actually so true, never thought of EMP smashing the window.. Thanks for ruining Transformers for me ;)
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Re: Creating an EMP Pulse Effect?

Postby Farmfield on 09/28/2016, 6:06 am

No I didn't, but I will now, using masks and color. :D



Stu's commentary about the Transformers CC is so much fun to watch...
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