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"Invisibility" effect [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 20th Jul 2007, 7:31am

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FXhomer29267

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Hello,

I am currently making a short movie for school (I am 15 yrs old). I saw the demo video for the Displacement Map. I cannot get the Displacement Map to correctly filter the person which "turns invisible".

Any help appreciated

Thanks
Posted: Fri, 20th Jul 2007, 9:21am

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Simon K Jones

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You need at least two layers for displacement mapping to work.

Layer 2: This is the 'upper' layer, and is the subject that is going invisible.
Layer 1: This is the 'lower' layer, and is the background to the shot.

You need to apply the displacement filter to Layer 2. Layer 2 will then displace Layer 1, giving the illusion of being invisible (or whatever effect you need).
Posted: Fri, 20th Jul 2007, 6:35pm

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Axeman

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Typically, if you want to displace only the person, you will want to use a greenscreen to key the character on layer 2.
Posted: Fri, 20th Jul 2007, 11:06pm

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vilhelm nielsen

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Axeman wrote:

Typically, if you want to displace only the person, you will want to use a greenscreen to key the character on layer 2.
Or you can mask the subject out. Certainly a more time consuming and difficult process.