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Invisible Man

Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 7:32am

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Filmguy2008

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Is there a video tutorial on creating invisible man? Also for masking? I saw the masking tutorial for Vision Lab, but not for Effects Lab.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 12:10pm

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NickF

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While it is possible to do in EffectsLab with the use of heavy masking, it is infinitely easier (and less time consuming) to do it in VisionLab, filming the actor infront of a blue/green screen, keying the colour out and then applying a displacement filter onto the footage, over a background plate.

The principles of masking are the same in all FXhome applications.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 2:47pm

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You can't apply a displacement map to footage in EffectsLab, actually. Displacement can only be applied to effects created by the program.To apply a displacement map to footage, say of a person who would be invisible, you need CompositeLab or VisionLab Studio.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 8:33pm

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Filmguy2008

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Masking in vision lab would be very difficult for film, right? Wouldn't you have to do it frame by frame? Kind of like the tutorial showing the handgun shooting straight ahead. As the hand and gun move, so must the mask. Is Vision lab designed to follow the motion of the gun like that?

Also the demo on the website showed there being masking capabilities in Effects lab. You know, the one where the guy is diving behind the blue barrels and the fire balls are shot at him. it showed the red outlining that was used...
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 10:32pm

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In VisionLab, you could use a greenscreen and eliminate the need to mask frame by frame.

In EffectsLab, yes there is full masking capabilities. The displacement map is where you run into a wall.
Posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008, 9:06am

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NickF

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Axeman wrote:

You can't apply a displacement map to footage in EffectsLab, actually. Displacement can only be applied to effects created by the program.To apply a displacement map to footage, say of a person who would be invisible, you need CompositeLab or VisionLab Studio.

I wrote:

...it is infinitely easier (and less time consuming) to do it in VisionLab, filming the actor infront of a blue/green screen, keying the colour out and then applying a displacement filter onto the footage, over a background plate.
I was referring to the way it could be done in VisionLab because you can't key footage in EffectsLab either wink
Posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008, 4:32pm

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Filmguy2008

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Ok, I'm a little confused. In the Effects Lab (not Vision Lab or other) promo I saw on the website, it showed the guy dissapearing. Kind of like in Terminator 2, I thin it was. He was wearing an FXHome T-Shirt!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Feb 2008, 12:22am

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Axeman

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Well then, the video was in error. I've just watched the EffectsLab video here on the site though, and it has nothing with an invisible man. Could you provide a link to the video in question?