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Creating Frost/Freezing objects

Posted: Sat, 17th Jan 2009, 7:26pm

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FXhomer53444

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I have been trying to make an effect where a person freezes an object, similar to Tracy Strauss on Heroes, Example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=623sxO5LlIU

I don't care about the shattering, i just want to make the frost form on objects. I think it would involve some growing blotches, blue grading and some particles. I have so far been unsuccessful. And my search for tutorials online has left me empty handed.

My end goal would be to freeze an arrow before launching it from my bow.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2009, 3:32am

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Rockfilmers

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This is more of a photoshop job then particles I think. Try to create a pattern in photoshop and overlay it on top of your actor. If you fond have photoshop, there is a freeware program called gimp. Your best shot is to import the pattern in which ever program your using, and then change the transfer mode to overlay. Then just mask it around your actor. Some one might know how to do this with the particles, but I don't. Give my way a try, and let us know if it works. smile . It's a cool effect (No pun intended...)
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2009, 5:30am

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spydurhank

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Rockfilmers wrote:

This is more of a photoshop job then particles I think. Try to create a pattern in photoshop and overlay it on top of your actor. If you fond have photoshop, there is a freeware program called gimp. Your best shot is to import the pattern in which ever program your using, and then change the transfer mode to overlay. Then just mask it around your actor. Some one might know how to do this with the particles, but I don't. Give my way a try, and let us know if it works. smile . It's a cool effect (No pun intended...)
Dude,
That's a really good idea. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2009, 12:39pm

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Rockfilmers

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I got the idea from Video Copilot's Demon face tutorial were he has to put the picture over the guys face. I actually just did a test, don't use overlay, use screen. I used this picture as the frost layer instead of making it in photoshop. http://livingindryden.org/images/weather/frostOnly.jpg
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2009, 6:28pm

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spydurhank

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Rockfilmers wrote:

I got the idea from Video Copilot's Demon face tutorial were he has to put the picture over the guys face. I actually just did a test, don't use overlay, use screen. I used this picture as the frost layer instead of making it in photoshop. http://livingindryden.org/images/weather/frostOnly.jpg
That's so cool,
So it's a frame by frame type thing right?
I've been trying something similar with visionlab for about a week.
I want this guy to seem to morph into the proporties of whatever object he touches. Metal, stone, wood, fire. that kind of thing.
the fire was easy and I'm still working on the three elements.
Using grade objects and masks I came up with a way to almost get the look I'm going for but I'm missing something to make the metalic skin look a little smoother.
The stone element looks pretty good so far. I've got an almost white and grayish look with a "coarse" appearance. It looks really rough and bumpy like an actual rock.
when I play with that a little it starts looking a little like tree bark but not quite right.
I'm thinking the transformation should take a second and a half to two seconds. three seconds at the most. Then we attach appliances to the guy that is transforming and resume shooting.
I'm cool with the frame by frame thing if that's what it takes.
I just gotta figure out how to do it in Gimp.
Posted: Wed, 24th Nov 2010, 2:14pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Hey. i sorta need this effect too, but with shattering(wich shouldn't be all that hard). So if I figure it out, I'll tell you how to make it.
Posted: Sun, 5th Dec 2010, 4:38am

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shadowninja1028

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Is this anywhere close to what your looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t--NtXwk6VQ

Just something I threw together really fast the quality isn't great at all but you get the idea. The photo is just a random photo I found online to test it.