Using Digital Fusion to Create a "Teleporter" Effect
10. Drag and drop a Drip tool from the Tool Bar between the
UltraKey tool and Merge 1. This will expand the Flow as required
to accommodate the new tool. It will connect the output of the
UltraKey tool to the Drips input and the Drips output
to the Merges foreground input.
11. The Drip tool causes ring-like distortions to an image by
default. Adjusting the tools controls can modify this
effect. To do this, double click on the Drip tool in the Flow
to expand its controls.
12. Select the Random option from the Shape drop-down list.
Increase the Amplitude control to cause the soldiers image
to break apart into random particles, simulating the "Transporter"
13. Animate the Amplitude of the Drip to create the "Beam
Me Up" effect from frame 0 to 60. To do this, first return
the Current Frame value to 0. Next, right-click on the Amplitude
control and select Bezier Spline from the context menu. Adjust
the Amplitude value to 1 (maximum) which will set a keyframe
of this value at frame 0.