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person burning

Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 2:38pm

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I think it would be great if there was some kind of effect to simulate a person burning, something that could look as if the actor was realy on fire. Maybe some kind of mask, with a realistic look to it. i would realy be thankful if that was available, or if you could advise me how to create such an effect.

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Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 4:39pm

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Erm, how about you use the fire burning plugins on the body and make the person move like they are on fire??

Think of possibilites before posting...
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 4:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, try using a combination of the fire effects that are already in the library, and applying a few devious masks at the same time, so that some of the flames appear 'behind' the person, and some in front.

With a bit of experimentation you should be able to get something fairly good. The trick is in mixing up the fire plugins so that you create a new effect, rather than just using one on loop. Mixing plugins always gets the best results.
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 5:34pm

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thanks i'll try that, apreciate your advices. i'll keep on experimenting with fire to reach the effect i desire.

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Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 5:48pm

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if you wanted to make it real cool, you'd have their flesh burn off slowly, alowing you to see bone (im doing that if I make a movie i've been thinking about making)
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 6:13pm

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Also, when you film the person on the set, try to use clever lighting so they have a bright flickery fire look to them. That way, when you add the fire effects it will look as if it is lighting them up as well.
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 11:58pm

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Go here: http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo883.html

Download that trailer and go to the time 1:26. That is perhaps one of the definite better examples I have seen of a person on fire using AlamDV. Sure, you can tell it's fake, but hey... the actor's still alive, isn't he? wink
Posted: Fri, 26th Sep 2003, 10:22am

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Pretty good effect that... works quite well. Like you said you can tell it is fake but I dont think you are going to get much better unless you invest in some really expensive flame proof overalls.