LED Wall effect


   I am trying to create the effect that you get when you look at a TV screen or LED wall too close or try to record eather of those things on a crappy camera. Here are some pictures of what I want http://ibb.co/g5SmvR http://ibb.co/fvEo9m I tried to make the effect using the techniques used in the lego and glitch tutorals, but it loked very bad. basically what I want is a small grid with slight RGB split on each square or something like that.


Thanks for the help,



  • Bad link? 

    Remind us if you're Express or Pro and what add ons you have. 

  • express with no addons (yet) and here, it was two links my bad




  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator
    edited December 2017

    Might be worth getting the Destruction Pack. TV damage would make this really easy.

    You can roll your own, and you're on the right track by adapting @jsbarrett 's Lego tutorial, but you need to isolate the RGB channels then offset the dots for each channel to simulate the phosphors.

    For the record, here's a photo of a TV and PC monitor to see two different phosphor patterns.

    I'm at work not at comp. I don't remember which @inScapeDigital tutorial covered splitting the RGB channels, but he's covered it. I think Shiny Films and Aiden Roberts have as well. 

  • Chromatic aberration is this video: https://youtu.be/fqKNHFG-S68

    But as Triem said, the TV Damage effect is exactly what you're looking for. See this video about 5 minutes in for the Monitor property: https://youtu.be/YYwY1_3p1wQ

  • Thanks guys,  (sorry for the delay christmas happened) I was planning on getting the distruction pack soon anyway so this is perfect, do you know if the chromatic aberration effect comes with any addons?

  • edited December 2017

    @D1a1v1e11 ; Went through all the express packs and even Hitfilm Pro (ver 6) and cannot find any chromatic aberration effect at all.  So I did a google search and found this video by Javert @inScapeDigitial ;  I hope it helps you out.


    And now I see he's already linked it for you...duh.  It had a preset download linked to it as well which is why I thought you might find it useful.

  • Chromatic Aberration is not an effect (though I'd love it if it was), it's a preset made up of several effects.

  • I'm sorry, when I watched that video I was skimming through it and it was like 2 am. I saw that he was in HitFilm Pro and that he was useing a present called chromatic aberration and apparently that was all by brain comprehended. Thanks for the help guys! I'll try that out tomorrow or friday sometime.


    Thanks again,


  • also I find it kind of funny that for VFX and CG artests imperfection has become perfection 

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