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Grading effect of ice

Posted: Fri, 29th Dec 2006, 9:54am

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Buu

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Hi, I'm trying to create an effect similar to the one used in the X-men 3, when Bobby Drake turns into ice. I'm using Compositelab Pro. I couldn't find an image of that but I thought perhaps I could show you how I was planning on using it?

This is how I'm trying to achieve this effect......

Step one:
Add two layers of the same footage to the timeline, directly under one another.

Step two:
Make a mask around the actor I want to turn into the ice-man character. Invert this mask so that when I use my grading preset I can make him slightly transparent. Using this we can see the footage underneath.

Step three:
Move the footage underneath so that we can see what appears to be what is behind him. Now when we look at him we see through him and all of his grading filters that make him look like ice, plus the transparency filter so that he is slightly see-through also.

All I'm asking for is help with the grading preset; I'm not expecting anyone to mask every frame, (that's for me to do).

I'm having trouble making this effect, so if someone could help, it would be appreciated. smile

(If anyone wants pictures I'll show you some).
Posted: Fri, 29th Dec 2006, 3:36pm

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Axeman

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I can't think of a way to get that ice-crystal look by grading. It might be better to use actual ice, and then you could use a object mask to match the rotoscoping of yor actor.

Try filling a cookie sheet with water and freezing it, then take a photo of the ice, and use that.
Posted: Fri, 29th Dec 2006, 5:15pm

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Buu

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Ooh nice idea smile I'll tell you how it goes....
Posted: Sat, 24th Jan 2009, 3:51am

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FXhomer109185

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I came across this if you want to get a really cool freezing look. It's a formula for instant ice. You can see liquid freezing right in front of you and record it then composite it in.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=aC-KOYQsIvU
Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 2:50am

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Axeman

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That's awesome, thanks for the link.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 4:52pm

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Zorn8

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Ya that is a way cool video!