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Super Strength

Posted: Fri, 11th Apr 2008, 8:30pm

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FXhomer46845

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Does anybody know how i could make anyone look like they had super strength. Basically what i want to happen is someone to hit me in the stomach and then i fly off the screen with a kinda smallvilee effect. I dont wanna use a greenscreen of some sort i would like to animate it.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 12:31am

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Plainly

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If you want to animate it, use a programme such as ToonBoom. I know that with that, you can animate your members seperately, too, which could come in handy.

However, if you want to shoot it live action, you'd need to (a) shoot it against a greenscreen (Sorry! But that's necessary if you don't want to have to do some frame-by-frame garbage matting.) or (b) do some frame-by-frame garbage matting. Either way, you'll then be able to animate your body without alternating the background.

TIP: When your body flies, add some Angle Blur in the Grading tab. Otherwise, it's gonna be very obvious that it's done digitally.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 8:56am

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Movie_Manic

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Sollthar has a tutorial located here for this type of effect. It is simple to use, doesn't require a green screen, and, if used sparingly will work well. It is helpful if you have a solid object for the person to crash into, i.e. a wall, like shown. I have used it to both crash into a wall and a tree, and it does just look better when hitting the wall.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 11:39am

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FXhomer46845

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thanks so much movie manic and painly for that information and such a quick reply!
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 11:57am

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FXhomer46845

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A reply to Painly, i dont understand how you could use a garbage matte because when i get hit another person is in the frame and tehy just dissapear when i use the garbage matte. I have also tried using an opaque mask but then we both just move?
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 3:28pm

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Axeman

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You can't animate a character moving about the frame without them being a separate element. You will either have to use a split-screen, or a greenscreen to be able to animate them like you want to.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 5:18pm

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FXhomer46845

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oky thanks Axeman but i dont understand how these guys do it ... http://fxhome.com/cinema/view/3169/the-ultimate-fight-movie , from 34 secs to 35 ?
Posted: Tue, 13th May 2008, 7:13pm

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FXhomer11005

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You could however take a snapshot of that scene, with the person in AND out, Mask the first layer so the person dissapears off the screen the moment he is punched. then take the image of the hit person and cut around him and give him a green background (can be done in paint, or anything up to photoshop) then chroma key the background so you can play around with the floating body, then drag it off screen biggrin

hope that made sense!!
Posted: Tue, 13th May 2008, 7:19pm

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Axeman

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It appears they do it by duplicating the layer and using some really rough masking.
Posted: Sun, 18th May 2008, 2:14pm

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FXhomer46845

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oky thanks guys and FXhomer11005 it did make sense smile