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Compositing: Invisibility With Displacement Map

Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 5:05pm

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Digital Boy

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Hi!
I was planning to make a tutorial about displacement map.So I made this invisibility effect.hope you enjoy

First you have to start a new project in CompositeLab(or vision lab) and import your Shot againts green screen And key it(I don’t have any so I used this stupid 3d character!)

Put your shot on a background plate and Animate your composited shot(in the example I moved it from left to right)

Now make a copy from your shot and paste it on the top of the original shot



On the bottom (original) layer go to composite section and add a displacement map effect and set vertical and horizontal distance quite high

Then go to the mask section and add a free hand mask (or any other shape you like)
Turn the invert Shape On and Set the feather on 49


Copy your free hand mask then go to your top (copy) shot and paste it on it’s mask section






Change the Invert Shape off (in your copy shot)

It should now be finished !!Play it!



Hope You liked It
Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 9:49pm

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RodyPolis

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that's cool. not new but it'll be a good start for new comers. how did you capture the images. I was planning on doing some tutorials my self
Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 12:40pm

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Digital Boy

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Thanks Rdoypolis.
Yeah,Its Not new But I tought that A tutorial About Displacement
would be Useful.
By the way I captured the images With PrintScreen key on keyboard,Paste Them Into A graphical program(Like Paint) And Then i uploaded them
And Put it on the post. And That was it
smile
Posted: Fri, 30th Nov 2007, 9:34pm

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Camerona93

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That's really neat! Thanks so much!

Just a question though: Do you know how to make it so that the mask is animated and moves over the figure, that way the (in your case) little 3d guy isn't moving, but all of a sudden he starts to turn invisible? It's the same effect but can you animate the mask instead of the keyed object?

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Posted: Sat, 1st Dec 2007, 4:50pm

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Randito3

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I use a program called snagit to do some screen captures. It works great for me. Thanks for the tutorial I have not tried a displacement filter yet, I'll try that today.
Posted: Tue, 4th Dec 2007, 3:30pm

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Digital Boy

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Thanks Camerona93,

Yes,of course you can animate the masks.

simply draw your mask then go to another frame and move the mask.
the tween system will fill the frames between.


smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Dec 2007, 4:34pm

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Camerona93

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Awesome thanks! That's so cool! That really helped! Great guide. Thanks. I'm going to do a lot of experimenting with this today smile
Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 12:10am

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FXhomer35083

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Oops I meant to edit this sorry for the double post

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Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 12:25am

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FXhomer35083

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When I put the mask on wherever the mask is inverted is black. How do I fix this? Also, which layer do you put the displacement map on? The green screen one or the background.
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 9:36am

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May the Force be with you

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When I put the mask on wherever the mask is inverted is black. How do I fix this?
Make sure you put the inverted mask on the original, bottom layer. Then when you copy the mask, don't forget to deactivate the invert.

Also, which layer do you put the displacement map on? The green screen one or the background.
The displacement map is on the bottom greenscreen one (the one with the inverted mask).
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 9:37am

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By the way, you don't need an inverted mask on the bottom green screen layer. It works fine without.