brain and/or heart
Posted: Mon, 27th Sep 2004, 8:03am
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Hey, I'm working on a violent movie, and I nead a still picture of a brain, good looking brain. And I also nead a heart, animated heart which is knocking. I know there is alot of good plugin makers out there. I hope one of them will help me.
Ps. I don't want someone to talk about how alamdv is not 3d... OK?
Posted: Mon, 27th Sep 2004, 4:05pm
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I took a shot at the brain plugin, i aint what you would call a good plugin maker, but i tired. I know someone could make a much better one than me. I just submitted it for review.
I know i could make a better one if i spent longer on it, but i have to much homework to do.
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Posted: Mon, 27th Sep 2004, 4:09pm
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all pluginmakers are good pluginmakers.
Posted: Mon, 27th Sep 2004, 11:18pm
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If you need a still of a brain, I'd recommend just finding yourself a decent photo. Then just build a plug-in out of it yourself, or composite the still image straight into your footage using your editor or Chromy if you have that. Making the plug-in yourself for something like that is not too difficult though.
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 12:50am
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For the brain, search around the 'net and find a brain Jello mold. It took me three minutes to find one that apparently comes with instructions on how to make one with the right colors. It'll look better than a still, and your actors will even be able to interact with it.
Better yet -- the results are EDIBLE!
Can't ask for better for a zombie flick...
(Or you can hunt up a copy of the Good Eats gelatin episode. The whole show is framed around Alton making gelatin props for a bad SF movie, including a really convincing-looking "brain" with rasperry sauce for "blood".)
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 12:54am
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There are heart molds out there, too. If you really need it to "beat", you might be able to fake it by embedding a ballon in the jello while it sets, then having someone work a pump to make it swell a little, then let the air out so it collapses. You probably couldn't get much of a "beat" without having the jello rip apart, but even a little movement with the right effects (or a quick enough cut) will be convincing.
Of course, you could go the same route Peter Jackson took for "Bad Taste". I think the quote I read from him was that he bought up all the sheep guts in New Zealand for one of the scenes...
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 3:03pm
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The brain plguin is up http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin1435.html
Got a silver for it, weren't expecting that, my first silver, i should be thanking you. Anyway the preview picture has been distorted, so the actual plugin does not look like that.
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 3:57pm
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