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Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 1:47pm

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CoolBeans Studio

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In movies you see on computers when someone uploads a virus and the computer responds, by doing things. You can see all of the things on the screen. Is there any thing you could do to simulate screen images or things like viruses on computers or something?
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Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 2:45pm

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Having a big blinking skull appearing on screen followed by a loud "muahahahaha" sample is always good. Or a large "WARNING! VIRUS AHEAD" sign popping up.



My computer never did any of that, but I've seen it in a lot of movies.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 2:47pm

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The cheapest way of doing it would be to draw some pictures of a 'crashed' computer interface in photoshop, then composite them onto your footage of the screen (using something like CompositeLab/Visionlab).

The best way of doing it would probably to do some basic animations and design in Adobe Flash, then run the flash on the computer you're filming. That way, your fake virus interface appears on the actual screen (so you don't have to do any compositing), and you can design the flash to make your computer look and behave exactly as you want.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 2:57pm

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You could always go the schwar route that we took with the FXhome film, which is to create a programmatic, interactive, animated system that plays live on the screen, generating its own data.

But, then, schwar is slightly mad.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 3:15pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Having a big blinking skull appearing on screen followed by a loud "muahahahaha" sample is always good. Or a large "WARNING! VIRUS AHEAD" sign popping up.



My computer never did any of that, but I've seen it in a lot of movies.
lol the picture just reminded me of the imac i got earlier but why would a mac get a virus? well have u tried the old matrix trick with that command prompt then that can give the letter and number effect for other stuff i don't have any other ideas except the ones posted. biggrin

ps: jolly roger virus? biggrin
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 5:32pm

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CoolBeans Studio

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Yeah I like the skull and things. How could I simply get a bar (such as a download bar or something) that fills up and acts as if it is uploading a virus?
How do they do it in real movies?
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Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 5:45pm

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Well in your case, I would imagine the easiest thing to do would be to use the laser engine in effectslab to create the loading bar. Just a simple 2 point that you can then expand further across your screen over a few seconds/minutes... depending on how long you wanted the loading time to be.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Apr 2009, 10:46pm

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awesome fist productions wrote:

lol the picture just reminded me of the imac i got earlier but why would a mac get a virus? well have u tried the old matrix trick with that command prompt then that can give the letter and number effect for other stuff i don't have any other ideas except the ones posted. biggrin
Yeah, Macs can still get viruses. It's not true that they are immune. The thing is that most virus makers and hackers, aim at PCs running Windows. Why? confused Simple. PCs make up about 93-95% of the computer market. Macs about 3-5% and the rest Linux. Wouldn't it mnake ore sense to aim at the 95%? Better cahnce of hitting something. But most viruses aren't as severe as many people think. It is often just an annoance, but is usually expelled fairly quickly.

After all, the Mac did get hacked first at the CanSecWest Cmpetition. 2 minutes flat. wink The Vista and Linux systems were still not hacked until the next day. smile News story here
Posted: Mon, 18th May 2009, 11:27pm

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CoolBeans Studio

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How could I write a simple program to make the computer behave this way?

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Posted: Tue, 22nd Dec 2009, 2:25am

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NazmiVFXEditor

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I know how to do that without using adobe flash.
The hard way, you use neon light and animate it.
The simple way, if you have photoshop, powerpoint, gimp or paint you can do that. But for the background, you must use the green/blue color.
I already do that.
I use for my digital binocular with a target and some text.