does anyone know how to make the dubstep gun in these two videos?
dubstep gun in bottom video is at 2:00
The atomic particles effect is your friend:
are there any specific tips on how to do this, like how to get the middle beam reacting to the sound? Atomic particles will do most of the work though
is it also possible to do the displacement effect around the laser in Hitfilm?
Atomic particles can react to sound, there's a dedicated audio interaction group in its controls. Just set up two atomic particle instances if you want just the middle beam to react to sound
Displacement can easily be done as well, just use the displacement effect, and feed it a black and white matte to determine what areas should be displaced. I'd go procedural here, and use a copy of your atomic particle layers, making it black&white and blur it out a lot. Just keep in mind you have to pre-comp that displacement map, because the displacement effect will see the layer you give it as the displacement map like it is BEFORE any effects and masks are applied. Embedding those inside a composite shot prior solves that. A lot of beginners trip over this.
it would be great to see an audio interaction in the new animated laser effect
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