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ROBOT & WATER

Posted: Sat, 25th Mar 2006, 3:10am

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JUIDAR

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This is actual two requests the first is a small floating robot with little arms. Really could use somebody's help with making a preset for one.

The other is water.

I'm wanting a preset or stock footage which ever is easier of water moving across the screen like shooting across the screen.

And the other thing I wanted was the water to emerge from a hole in the ground and move like a snape.

Also water hitting something while shooting across the screen.

I'm really having a hard time with this can somebody please help out!

Thanks FXHOME for these programs!
Posted: Sat, 25th Mar 2006, 3:48am

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can you not film a water pistol?
Posted: Sat, 25th Mar 2006, 4:22am

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A robot cannot be made as a preset. Presets fall into several simple categories: Grading filters, Muzzle Flashes, Particles, Optics, and Neon Lights. Which one of these do you think could be used to create a robot? What you need is either stock footage of a robot, or suggestions and help with creating either a 3d robot and rendering it, or creating a practical robot prop and how to film it. The filmmaker's Forum would be a good place to look for this type of help.

As far as the water, it could be possible as a preset, depending on how much water you are talking about, but shooting it across the screen, into something, might be more easily achieved with a water pistol, as Kid suggests, or a hose, if you need a bigger stream. Any type of water preset will look cartoony at best, and even that would be difficult, as the dynamics of water are not something that Penguin can currently support. Also, when water hits something, it wil splash and respond differently depending on what the thing is, so real water is probably gonna be the way to go.
Posted: Wed, 29th Mar 2006, 2:52am

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Okay but what about having the water move like a snake can that be done?
Posted: Wed, 29th Mar 2006, 3:10am

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Yes but it would just look better if you used real water. I'm pretty sure that you can make water coming out of a hose move like a snake. Generally speaking, real effects look better than digital ones. Digital effects usually end up looking well digital.
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 4:45am

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Harvey wrote:

Yes but it would just look better if you used real water. I'm pretty sure that you can make water coming out of a hose move like a snake. Generally speaking, real effects look better than digital ones. Digital effects usually end up looking well digital.
Okay but HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE it move like a snake????
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 5:06am

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Move the hose in different directions until you get the desired result?
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 6:25am

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Harvey wrote:

Move the hose in different directions until you get the desired result?
No, no, noooooooooooo. Have you ever seen that movie "Abyss" there is a scene where there is water moving around like a snake. If you can remember that scene from the movie it's like the scene that made the movie so popular that's what I'm wanting to achieve.
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 7:33am

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JUIDAR wrote:

Okay but what about having the water move like a snake can that be done?
You're going to need a magic flute, and a water-tight basket.
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 3:16pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

JUIDAR wrote:

Okay but what about having the water move like a snake can that be done?
You're going to need a magic flute, and a water-tight basket.
DUDE!

That was like a wasted post!


FUNNY! BUT A WASTED POST SPACE!
Posted: Thu, 30th Mar 2006, 3:51pm

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To get the effect they used in the abyss, you will need a 3d program. Ideally one that can handle fluid dynamics. Unfortunately, that can't be done with EffectsLab.
Posted: Sat, 1st Apr 2006, 6:01pm

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JDC

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If your rich smile you could always buy Real Flow, or maybe try the demo. watch some movies and stuff i think they have just what your looking for.

http://www.nextlimit.com/realflow/


Josh.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Apr 2006, 3:06am

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Animation2005 wrote:

If your rich smile you could always buy Real Flow, or maybe try the demo. watch some movies and stuff i think they have just what your looking for.

http://www.nextlimit.com/realflow/


Josh.
That looks awesome but I don't have the money or the skills to use a program like that that's why I posted on here.