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Posted: Sun, 21st Oct 2007, 4:47pm

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TrEmBeL

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How can i make my self invisible?

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Posted: Sun, 21st Oct 2007, 7:39pm

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Axeman

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There are lots of different techniques, you will need to be more specific. Do you want to just disappear, like Frodo in LOTR? Do you want to be like the invisible man, where you are invisible, but your clothes aren't? Do you want to cloak like predator, or the sample video on this site? Do you want to know how to have someone who isn't in the scene interact with the background or other objects? These are just some of the options, and each requires different techniques, so if you can let us know what exactly you are trying to achieve, we can probably provide some helpful info to get you going.

Also, a quick search of the forums might be helpful, as most of the effects I mentioned have been discussed on more that one occasion previously.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Oct 2007, 3:57am

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BlueSmudge

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I think he wants to actually become invisible since there is nothing about film or video or anything.
C'mon man. Some details!
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 11:19am

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FXhomer20523

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i want to be like the simple video
Posted: Sun, 11th Nov 2007, 3:20pm

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Djjohny123

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i say you need green suite to make your self invisible
Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 4:03am

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AntmanJB

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Hi all, I'm posting this here so I don't create another "invisible" thread. Hopefully someone will see my question.

A couple of people have mentioned the "Invisible Man" effect where the clothes are still visible. However, I've searched and I can't find any topics on how this would be achieved.
The only way I can think of is to shoot the actor against a greenscreen and take out the hands and face, etc. But you would need to be careful of the camera angles so you don't look down sleeves, for example.

Is that it? Or are there better ways?
I'm not expecting anything of this quality, but have you seen how in Hollow Man you can see inside the clothes? That's fantastic.

Thanks for any information

P.S. I just finished making a Predator-type effect the same as the sample video. It's cool.
Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 6:47am

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Typically, you will shoot a background plate without the actor. Then you shoot the scene with the actor, with his hands and face (whatever parts of his skin show) painted green, or covered in green cloth. Locking off the camera will simplify this greatly, otherwise you need a motion control unit. When you composite the two together, he will be invisible. Anywhere you see the inside of his clothing, such as the sleeve ends, CG is used to create the missing bits and composited in, though with clever shooting angles you might be able to avoid this.
Posted: Sun, 25th Nov 2007, 12:50am

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AntmanJB

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Okay thanks, I was thinking that would be the way to do it.
It would probably be hard keeping everything at the right angle though.

I'd love to make an Invisible Man movie.