Creating A Tapered Candle


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Part One:

Subject: Interactive - Working out an imaging idea.
Make a tapered candle.

Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2005, 1:38pm
From: Moon (I Y I)

Took this:
1-CandleTip1.gif

1-CandleTip1.gif

Network Eleven ImageMagick IMHub

To F/X/

Parameter 1

Implode

Which gave me this:

1-CandleTip2.gif

1-CandleTip2.gif

Now, how to perfect it, so the final result is a
tapered candle and animated flame?

I took the image to Gifworks:
I cut off the flame and made the background transparent.
Smart cropped it.
Resized it to 12x31 and saved.

I backed up and cropped the image again.
Cropping off the upside-down cone shape.
Made that background transparent.
Smart cropped it.
Took it to optimize and split the 3 frames.
Selected the first frame. and saved.

z_.jpg

Part Two:


Made a php GD cylinder and took it to ImageMagick

To decorate and put a black border around it.
Which gave me this:

1-tapr_0.gif

1-tapr_0.gif

Took these 2 images and composited them over.

1-tapr_1.gif composited over south

1-tapr_2.gif composited over north +0+40

1-tapr_1.gif1-tapr_1.gif 1-tapr_2.gif 1-tapr_2.gif

Which gave me this:

1-tapr_3.gif

1-tapr_3.gif

Composited 1-tapr_4.gif over 1-tapr_3.gif North +0+10

1-tapr_4.gif

1-tapr_4.gif

End result:

1-tapr_5.gif

1-tapr_5.gif



Not quite right. I do not like the blend of the taper
tip=1-tapr_2.gif and the body=1-tapr_1.gif of the candle.

May be if I would crop off of the bottom of the
"tip=1-tapr_2.gif" image it would blend right?

Close though!

z_.jpg

Trying it again


I cropped and resized the 1-tapr_2.gif

It is now the 1-tapr_22.gif below.

1-tapr_22.gif 1-tapr_22.gif

I composite 1-tapr_22.gif Over North -1+55

Which gives me this.

1-tapr_11.gif

1-tapr_11.gif

Composited 1-tapr_4.gif over 1-tapr_11.gif North +0+20

1-tapr_4.gif

1-tapr_4.gif

End result:

1-tapr_55.gif

1-tapr_55.gif

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