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question for mechaforce and sidewinder

Posted: Sun, 10th Mar 2002, 8:37am

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billy3d

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question for mechaforce and sidewinder
1. where can i download the particle system you used in metal gear solid?
2. i never see you guys in the chat room
when are you online
3. i need help to make a nice blue screen!

billy
Posted: Sun, 10th Mar 2002, 11:11am

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fallen

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i know this isnt aimed at me, but i thought i would share my blue screen experiences with you.
First off i got some nice pure blue material from a company that makes notice boards, though you could get this online, or from a sewing type store. Then to make sure it stayed ultra smooth and flat, i stretched it over an MDF board, and stapled it on the back. This meant it was nice and smooth and had no wrinkles/creases. The most important thing is to make sure its evenly lit, and there are no shadows/gradients in you footage. To do this I used 2 500w photographers floodlights, either side of my subject, and slighty behind, so they eliminated any shadows cast by the object in front. Also make sure you calibrate your camera for it's whiteness setting, it'll be in the manual. Sofar this has worked well for me, and I hope it works well for you too.
Good Luck!
Posted: Sun, 10th Mar 2002, 1:05pm

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anonymous

low on money cause i just brought aftereffect5 production bundle ,now so i need to make a bluescreen with blue chartpaper
anyway thanx for the help

billy
Posted: Sun, 10th Mar 2002, 11:27pm

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sidewinder

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I used Particle Combustion for the missile smoke. It's a free plug-in that you could probably find on 3dcafe.com or by doing a search.

I'm usually on the chat room around 9:50 central. (I'm in Minnesota). Sometimes I'm also on during the evening, between 4:00 and 6:00.

We made a bluecreen using photography paper. You can get it from a photography store for around 30 dollars. It comes in 9 feet by 30 feet rolls. You can then put the paper up on a wall.
Posted: Mon, 11th Mar 2002, 1:07am

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MechaForce

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http://www.dreamsandmagic.com/p_max.htm

lotsa plugins - just scroll down to the "p" section
Posted: Mon, 11th Mar 2002, 4:06am

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Axeman

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http://www.photoflex.com

You can get a 5 x 7 foot professional greenscreen (I think they have blue, also) for $90. They are designed for photography studios, so they are pretty nice. They are collapsible for storage or transport. A bit small for heavy motion shots, but they are intended for still pictures. I haven't personally used one, but the MacAddict staff used one in their March 2002 staff video, and the results are pretty darn good.
Posted: Mon, 11th Mar 2002, 12:50pm

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billy3d

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thanks for the help guys!
billy'