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Any way of getting arrows?

Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 4:43pm

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mercianfilm

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Would ther be anyway of having an arrow preset? Or would i have to use a 3-D program? it's gonna be difficult to rain arrows down on live actors without pain!
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 5:31pm

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You could do it in ELab if you rendered an image of an arrow in p.s or whatever with a transparent background and as a .png then import it into your compositon, or there are some good alam dv2 plugins here... http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/?s=arrows&title=Search+Results
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 6:30pm

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If your shot requires arrows to rain down without really hitting anything (Maybe off in the distance) you could use the particle engine. Here's a thread that I started up a while ago about this: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27431&highlight=
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 6:51pm

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Cheers, i think i may use a mixture of all 3 elements: Live action arrows hitting teh ground in front and behind actors, the plug in and possible the particle engine for extreme wid shots biggrin thanks again!
Posted: Thu, 29th Mar 2007, 4:55pm

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Another way of doing it (it would require having either VisionLab or CompositeLab, though) would be to shoot arrows falling down in front of a greenscreen, then chroma keying it.

Hope that helps!
Posted: Thu, 29th Mar 2007, 11:06pm

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Bryan M Block

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I created a transparent background arrow that you could use however you wish.

Here is the arrow, just right click and save as a PNG.



Posted: Sat, 14th Apr 2007, 5:22pm

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Merrick

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If you can, howabout shooting a bunch of arrows on your set then shoot your actor running and use a matte to add the actor to the arrow shot.
Posted: Sun, 15th Apr 2007, 1:27pm

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mercianfilm

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Yeah, thanks biggrin I might try that! I'll probably have about 30 actors in each shot so live arrows would be out of the question! I'll give some of them a go!
Posted: Sun, 15th Apr 2007, 4:09pm

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DavidLittlefield

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Is the moving your doing an LOTR fanfilm, or a medievil movie? I'm in love with medievil movies!
Posted: Sun, 20th May 2007, 4:40pm

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mercianfilm

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Neither biggrin It's called 'The IInd ' and it's about teh Saxon invasion of Britannia- just after most of the Romans had left, if you want to find out more check this out (It only has a bit of concept art at the moment!)

www.theiind.uk.tp