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"Force" moving objects [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 4:35am

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Sermido

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i search but i d'int find how to move object like prue in Charmed can someone help me?
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 6:45pm

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Can you be a little more specific please? I've never seen Charmed.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 10:21pm

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DavidLittlefield

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If you're asking how to move objects using Telekenetic (Spelling?) powers, you have a few options:

Make the object in a 3-D program and composite it into your shot accordingly (Not what I'd recommend personally, unless you're good at 3-D)

Have someone simply throw it to you from off scene (A clever editing of shots could do the trick here)

Perhaps attach some sort of Green/Blue wire to the object and pull it. And then film the same scene and key out the Green/Blue so it looks as though there is no wire.

Go to India and learn from the masters! (My personal reccomendation)

There are probably other ways, but this is what comes to my mind right off the bat.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 10:34pm

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Often you can skip the blue or green wire and use invisible fishing line. Also, you can toss the object, then reverse the footage.

Another option is to use a still image of the object, Composite it into the scene, then animate it moving about however you will. Careful creation of shadows for the object is important to sell this technique.

But still one of the most effective (and easiest) methods is the second one DavidLittlefield mentioned.