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Darkling Interactive NoiseFractal noise plug-in for After Effects
Over the years, I have been a huge supporter of the Fractal Noise effect in After Effects. Fractal Noise can do so much, that it seems there isnt anything this effect cant do. Then I received Darkling Interactive Noise (DIN) from Darkling Simulations, and discovered a plug-in that is a very nice complement to Fractal Noise.
When applied to a layer, DIN looks a great deal like Fractal Noise, and many of the controls (while named differently) have the same function as the Fractal Noise effect.
|DIN comes with nine presets and thirteen shapes that can then be manipulated in hundreds of combinations.|
What sets DIN apart from Fractal Noise is the fact that you can use other layers in your composition, including other layers or precomps with DIN applied, as a way of controlling placement and complexity of the noise. For example, in the animation below, DIN was applied to a layer which then acts as a controller for another instance of DIN (on another layer) to create a complex yet realistic cloud formation.
With this ability, the creative door is open and a whole new realm of possibilities await.
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