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3D Muzzle Flashes?

Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 8:50pm

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jawajohnny

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I know this is a long shot, but...

I'm wondering if it's possible to use Visionlab to create muzzle flashes in 3D? As in, for a movie that was filmed with a 3D camera? Obviously, I have to do two separate shots (left eye, right eye), but there is no way that I'd be able to get the desired effect when I'm placing/rotating the effect frame-by frame, on those two slightly different shots. Am I right, or are there any secret tips I should know about?

As you can see, I'm completely unfamiliar with a 3D workflow. I think I'm going to have to go with After Effects for some different effects for the film I'm working on anyway, but it would be nice to know if Visionlab could handle something like this.

Thanks,

jawajohnny
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 8:56pm

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Rockfilmers

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I've done tests in vision lab by positioning the flash attributes at different positions and rotations a have gotten some decent results.
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2010, 2:08am

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jawajohnny

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Are you saying you've gotten decent results when the shots are combined, and viewed in 3D?
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2010, 2:45am

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Rockfilmers

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yes, i will render them both out and then combine them later
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2010, 3:07am

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jawajohnny

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Could you please tell me how you combine them? Like I said, I'm trying to figure out a 3D workflow (tricky stuff). Thank you.
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2010, 9:03am

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Simon K Jones

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As VisionLab's workspace is 2D you're not going to be able to get accurate 3D results.
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2010, 8:30pm

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jawajohnny

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Thanks Tarn, that's what I had thought. I'll be going the After Effects route. smile
Posted: Tue, 25th May 2010, 1:47pm

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Mow Mow

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This is a very interesting topic, i have played around with 3d filming in the past... i will play around with this idea and do some tests later this year, when i finish i will give the link.