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Robots, Terminators, and Sentinels

Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2008, 1:15am

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evg2005

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Can anyone make a preset of a warrior robot that a team can fight. Presets making the robot fall over, shoot lasers from arms, or even jet off the ground? If this possible, it will much be needed thanks.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2008, 1:49am

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DavidLittlefield

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There's no preset that can do this for you. You'll need either 3D models, miniatures or something else of that nature.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2008, 2:13am

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evg2005

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well in the alamdv presets they have alien, soldiers, and stuntman. I just want robots
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2008, 5:00am

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pixelboy

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*Sigh* Those are AlamDV Plugins, not Fxpresets. smile They're just animations that users have rendered with an alpha channel that can be composited using AlamDV - or, these days, the Lab products.
Either way, in order for someone to do this for you, they'd have to model, rig, and animate a "warrior robot" in a 3D program, and render it out for you - quite a tall order. I'm not saying nobody would be willing to do it, but it'd be a pretty involved project.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2008, 8:03am

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NightMan

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I have done all those things with robots in my movies.

take a look at this http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=b4T6ypkQCUo

and http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=wik3BRfe_UE

this is greenscreen/blue screen using toys. You could get more believable fight scenes using masking in Compositelab. A more sophisticated robot would be I-sobot. I just found a program that can create the 3d model from a series of photographs -$1,000 software package. Stock footage using the alpha channel may be fairly limiting. With these I was able to control all the movements and get what I wanted. Anyway this may give you some ideas but whatever way you go - no pain no gain - a lot of effort to get exactly what one wants.