no lol, that's the alpha map on the png and this forum/site showing it white (other sites show it black) lol but the render is using depth of field and customised "fog" ie like things will hue out the further away they are from your "eyes"/camera so that looks like fog lol
well i dont necessarily want the whole dataset but. if I'm going to animate something like this:
then I need the slides. If it's a cube then that's the slides of that particular cube, but since I want to animate a cell....it's the dataset xD
So I can make the slides "scroll down" and as they scroll down the cell "appears" (unhides lol) as it goes lol.
If Daniela or anyone else has an idea on how I can do it without needing the whole dataset and/or there's a way for me to a portion of the dataset that has that cell etc I'm all ears lol.
My idea is to treat the dataset as a "video" so import it in AE as animated image sequence and have it "play" for say 100 secs (or more or less) and as it is playing from top to bottom I'll manually add it extra keyframes/motion to also "go downwards" and place the 3D obj to appear with masks and whatnots etc as it'd appear as someone clicks on the 2d etc.
I think I can make a cool nice "little" animation and make it look like a 3D rendering from a 3d software but it won't be
and yeah i imagine that pinky_40 must be a few tbs worth of data xD