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Decapitation [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 27th Nov 2007, 11:40pm

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JKG

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Hi people, I know that severing limbs came up in the forums a while back with links to tutorials for Compositelab. Can decapitation be acheived with EffectsLab Pro? I'm sure I read somewhere that it was, and if so, could someone explain how one does this?

Remember EffectsLab Pro not CompositeLab. Thanks in advance people,
Posted: Wed, 28th Nov 2007, 1:15am

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Defcorpse

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I made a decapitation with Effectslab Lite. Came out extrodernarely well. It's hard to act and direct at the same time. Heres a link to it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l11vUB01cks
Posted: Wed, 28th Nov 2007, 8:54am

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JKG

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Hi again, could someone explain to me how you actually make a decapitation on EffectsLab Pro? That was quite good Defcorpse, particularly for Lite. Is it possible to make a head fly off and fall?
Posted: Thu, 29th Nov 2007, 1:30am

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JKG

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I'm sure someone knows the answer.....
Posted: Thu, 29th Nov 2007, 4:10am

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Rocinante

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Seriously this is like 12 billion times easier to do well in composite lab (tis a good investment) but the thing you would have to do is have two videos or three for the head falling off, what you would have to do is take you video and when the head gets cut off have the other video under it make sure this video is masked off before and where the head used to be have an invered mask on the lower video so it only shows in the hole where the head used to be

The two videos you need are:
1.scene with people (on top layer in effects lab)
2.exact same scene without

with the head falling off is more complicated but involves a second video of the person (or people) whos head falls of and use mask for the head to move along with the mask/video for where the head should be

hope it helps
Posted: Thu, 29th Nov 2007, 2:38pm

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JKG

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Thanks Rocinante, Sounds logical, I'll give it a try when I have filmed it. I would get Compositlab, but I can't buy that and EffectsLabPro in one term in my first year at uni, I'd starve!

It certainly has helped! I'm sure if I spend enough time on it I can get it to look as good as if I'd done it with CompositeLab *in theory*
Posted: Fri, 30th Nov 2007, 3:46am

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Rocinante

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with enough time and precision you wont be able to tell the difference its just easier with composite lab

I hope everything works out