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Displacement spreading like in FXhome example [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 2:43pm

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Underdog Productions

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Hi guys. On the CompositLab Overview page, there is a little video clip demonstrating the displacement filter. He holds his arm out and then 'invisibility' spreads over his whole body.

I know how to use the displacement effect but not how to make it spread up an arm and across an entire body.

I presume it's with masks but cant figure it out! I've had a few tries but had no luck.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers guys

Andy
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 3:44pm

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Simon K Jones

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You're on the right track.

I basically had three layers:

Layer 3: The soldier with masks (see below).

Layer 2: The soldier with a full displacement mask applied.

Layer 1: The background image.


Layers 2 and 3 were basically identical, except that layer2 had a displacement map. However, as Layer 3 was over the top, the soldier appeared to be completely normal.

The 'spread' of the displacement was achieved by gradually masking out layer 3 (the normal soldier), to reveal layer 2 (the displacement soldier) below.

Here's a screenshot of it being worked on:



Note: The 4th layer in that screenshot is a continuation of layer 3, separated purely for convenience reasons.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 6:47pm

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Underdog Productions

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Thanks Tarn. I was trying it the same way but the displacement map on the top layer. I had completely masked out the top layer revealing the 'normal' layer, then pulled the mask back to reveal the displacement map.

Thanks again. You're a scholar and a gentleman.

Andy
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:01pm

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Multiwagon

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So, is Tarn mail a special type of internet mail that only you can have.

I was wondering how to do this also for when I get CLab. +1 from me.
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