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Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 2:51am

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Bucees

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Though i have yet to by CompositeLab, i was wandering if it is at all possible to make me look chrome or reflective using the displacement map or something. a tutorial or advice would be great! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 3:08am

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Not specifically for the effect you were asking about, but definitely should point you in the right direction.
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 3:16am

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Thanx but can you doit using animation than particles
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 3:27am

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EffectsLab only does displacement on effects, but if you get CompositeLab Pro, you can do it with anything you like. Ignore the particles and focus on the displacement and texturing parts of the tutorial.
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 4:20am

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If you had compositelab, you could do a greenscreen 'character layer', and set the layer you want to be the reflection of the chrome, and use the object mask of the greenscreened layer so that it only effects the area where your character is. Then, place the 'reflection layer' under the 'character layer' and make the 'character layer' displacement. Hope that makes sense and I hope it works.
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 12:26pm

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thanx guys! biggrin

Actuaaly Mandalorian most of that doesnt make sense to me could you list the steps pleas? Now i wont be replying untill like 5:00 or so cause i'm getting resdy to go ride my dirtbike with my dad, see ya later

Ok Im back from the trails !
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 8:01pm

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Near the bottom of that topic, a similar question was asked (about a chrome-type effect.)

pixelboy wrote:

I have actually been experimenting with a similar technique on some footage in CompositeLab: http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/338/waterman1tf9.png
I was trying to make it look like water, but it turned out almost metallic, I think. It's basically the same procedure, except that the reflection level is above the displacement map layer, and uses the Threshold filter to create the highlights.
You can see that effect in action in this video at 01:51 and 02:28. The first shot is actually displacing a different image than the background to create the appearance of reflecting the environment, rather than refracting the background. If it would be useful, I could write up a separate tutorial for that.
Hope that helps!
EDIT: Here's another image of a similar effect, displacing a separate background shot to act as a reflection. Actually, it sounds quite similar to what Mandalorian has suggested.
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 10:13pm

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So youre the dude who made that!!!! Hey was up? yeah i have that clip in my favorites folder for internet explorer! its awsome!

Yes please write a tutorial please!

Today when i went dirtbiking with my father I took 2 clips.

1) showing 1/3 of my dads truck.

2) I moved the camera to the oppisite side of his truck to show the "reflection" side of the footage.

3) i recorded a clip showing the predator character in a red suit from "the making of" pred. 2 wich I turned green in Clab, but i cant figuer it out!
Posted: Mon, 8th Oct 2007, 6:45pm

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1. Open background layer, character against greenscreen, and footage facing the opposite direction of the camera(to be used for reflection).

2. Place them in this order:
Layer 1: Background layer
Layer 2: Reflection layer
Layer 3: Greenscreen character layer

Note: They will appear opposite of this as they are numbered from bottom to top.

3. Cut out the greenscreen on the character layer and set it to 'Displacement map'.

4. Go to mask on the Reflection layer and choose 'object mask'. Choose the Greenscreen character layer as the 'object mask'.

This is what I'm thinking, but I'm not 100% sure it will work. If you decide to try it, please post back with the results. Hope it works.
Posted: Mon, 8th Oct 2007, 6:51pm

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I'll check my project file when I get home, but that sounds about like what I did, plus the specular highlight layer.
Posted: Mon, 8th Oct 2007, 9:46pm

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Thanks and yes pixelboy please write me a tutorial Thanks so much! yall rock!


to mandalorian i just tried what you said it does not seem to work
Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 6:42pm

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Mandalorian

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Hmm, well, I tried. I guess I'll have to go and experiment with it, see if I can get it to work, then come back and post the results. Sorry.