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Bullwhip Plugins?

Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 2:45am

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1007

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I was going to make a live action film that would be something like Indiana Jones and I have a real bullwhip but I wasn't really sure whether or not to use it because I do not want give my friend a crack in the jaw or a shot to the pills. So just tell me if you think that a plugin of a bullwhip from different angles would work or not and if you think that it might work could you make it. Please reply. thanks to whoever evens looks at this request.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 4:00am

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av11d

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It MIGHT work, but barely. The hand motions would have to be choreographed PERFECTLY to the angle angle of the whip, which would be very annoying and difficult to do. Plus you would have to mask over your hand every frame, which would also be very tedious. This is best left to real life.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 4:10am

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1007

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OK but thanks anyway I figured that I would get that reply
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 4:15am

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Hajiku_Flip

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Do you have a real bullwhip? If so , try this:

Theres a few ways you can 'fake' your shots. These rules apply to fighting, and basically hitting anyone with anything. Me and my friend will do these types of things in public places, to see what reactions people have. Great fun biggrin

Place your camera behind your actor, and extend your whip. Keep your actor about a foot and a half away from the maximum distance the whip can travel. Whip the whip, and have your actor pretend like he just got hit in the face or what not. When you playback the video, it will look exactly like he just got whipped for real. Cameras tend to lose depth perception, so this technique works really well.

You could also try standing in front of the camera, parallel to your actor. But instead of lining up with him, stay about a foot to the left (back from the camera). Once again, due to no depth perception, it will look like you two are lined up, and you can whip away freely. Hope this helps. smile
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 4:18am

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1007

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It helps a lot I will try what you suggested. thanks
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 8:22am

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b4uask30male

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Give it back to the Bull, and buy just a whip. lol

(sorry)
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 9:02am

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1007

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You should be sorry(just joking) and thanks I guess that I will just buy a whip, riiight!