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"Predator like" displacement

Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 2:06am

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MB3 Productions

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I have FX Lab Pro and I've noticed some displacement effects (water spout, for example). However, in the demo video on FX Home.com for Vision Lab, there's an example of a guy turning transparent, like the Preditor did. Can that be accomplished with FX Lab Pro, or does anyone have an effects preset they've created like that? I really could use something like that. Thanks!
Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 3:09am

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XDanTheManX

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I'm pretty sure this can only be done in either vision lab or composite lab pro. You would need to use green/blue screened footage as well as a displacment filter and this combination of effects can only be done with these 2 programs.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 5:22am

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Dancamfx

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You will need CompositeLab Pro or VisionLab to do that effect.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Jan 2007, 4:27am

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MB3 Productions

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Thanks gang. I planned on purchasing Composite Lab Pro, but was contimplating waiting to get Visions Lab Pro. The thing is, I have FX Lab Pro and if I get Composite, isn't that basically the same thing as having Vision Lab Pro? I know there's a couple of extras and the ability to use both in the same place (as opposed to doing chroma keying in Composite, then having to transfer into FX Lab). Other than that, is it the same thing? Is it worth the extra money to get Vision Lab Pro? That would mean my FX Lab would become redundant. Please advise.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Jan 2007, 5:25am

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Axeman

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The main difference between the combo package and VisionLab is the license agreement. Vlab has a full commercial license, meaning you don't have to include a FXhome credit in your movie. If, for example, you wanted to work on a TV commercial, where there are no credits possible, Vlab would be necessary.

On top of that, the exclusive Vlab features are all well cool, and frequently very handy. You EffectLab would become redundant, but that is why they give you a discount for already owning it.