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Rapid movement Tutorial Request

Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 12:56am

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Evman

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If someone could tell me (or Tarn create a tut) how to do the superman style superspeed found in the show Smallville and other superman things. I know that it is possible to use the blur angle, but that is not what I am looking for. In the show Smallville, when superman runs away, you can see a trail of like 10 transparent things of him. For a shot where the camera is not moving. i was wondering if there was an easier way to do this specific type of movement in Chromy.

Thanks in advance. I think this would make a great tut, as everyone would be able to see it. wink
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 1:56am

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shadu

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Some time ago a make a effect like that and it work very well. I base it on a tutorial on the WEB. I would try to find the adress, i have only printout.

But here is the technic:

- You must film the backgound and the person who run like hell.
- Then in a editing software, you select some frame form the running sequence. The technic need you the simulate the speed by erasing some frame form the sequence.
- Now that you have your frame you need the apply a directionnal blur on the person who run. But you don't want blur the background so you need to make a mask around it.
- And tadam!

I is not very claer i think. But i will find the tutorial and post it here as soon as possible.

Shadu
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 2:50am

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Evman

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yeah, I know you can do it with directional blur, but that is not the look im talking about. In Smallville, when Clark runs real fast, there is a stutter effect on him (you see many transparent copies of him trailing his actual self). If you go to the control panel on your computer, and go to mouse, then to pointer options, and display pointer trails, and turn the length of the trail all the way up and move the pointer across the screen, you will see what I am talking about.
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 4:16am

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Gibs

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You mean something like this?

Fast Run

I did this for a movie I just finished. If you want I can make a tutorial for it.
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 4:18am

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Evman

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Lloyd66 wrote:

You mean something like this?

Fast Run

I did this for a movie I just finished. If you want I can make a tutorial for it.
Yep, thats the one. How did you do that?
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 4:21am

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Gibs

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In Commotion Pro. I can look around and see if there's a way to do it in Chromanator, though. smile

I'll try to get back to get something figured out tomorrow morning.

EDIT: Okay, I figured it out, now just to make it into a tutorial (it's kind of a complicated process!)
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2004, 11:54am

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shadu

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I will love to see how to do it to.

For the moment here is the site i talked about.
http://www.durbnpoisn.com/films/FastTut/index.asp

Shadu
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 8:57pm

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Evman

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any luck with that tut?
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 9:27pm

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Gibs

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Arghh! Well, everything was coming along just great until I realized Chromanator has only one transfer mode (add, but I needed darken). Then I thought I could get around it using difference mattes, but I realized that Chromanator didn't have those either.

I'll keep it on file though, so if these features ever get added, I can finish it and post it.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 10:52am

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Simon K Jones

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We're planning on adding more features along these lines in the future, so keep a close eye...
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 11:44am

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shadu

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Lloyd66 can you post it anyway? I have access to other software so it can be usefull.

Shadu
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 9:11pm

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Gibs

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Tarn wrote:

We're planning on adding more features along these lines in the future, so keep a close eye...
Great! I'll stay posted. biggrin

shadu: I can get a basic, quick runthrough up on my site soon. I'll post it when it's done (hopefully should only be a few days).
Posted: Mon, 26th Jul 2004, 1:46am

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Evman

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any updates for this? its a really cool effect