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Dust Particles

Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2010, 12:55am

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2xZProductions

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2CDw-jYunM&feature=related

I would like this effect, but MUCH faster, and not as complex, kinda like the subject turns or explodes to dust.
Is there any way to do this. Either with a greenscreen or just a clean plate and a subject.

If there is anything even remotely close to this effect. I am curious to know.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jun 2010, 4:12am

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RigomrtsFX

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hi
heres a fx that me and a friend of mine did some time ago
may not be what your looking for

http://www.youtube.com/user/rigomrtsfx#p/u/28/3kT87B24Kk8

its done in vision lab and some ones presets from here
x men like bam fx
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jun 2010, 7:08pm

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2xZProductions

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Sorry, not at all close to what I am trying to acheive.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 6:35pm

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Goldenjabba

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Hmm... thats a tough one. You would need a program capable of chroma-keying, thats for sure. Either that or clean plate, exactly like you said. Heres a link to an older topic on the site, that might be somewhat similar to what your trying to achieve:
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28873&view=next&sid=
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 8:54pm

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Axeman

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To do the effect at all properly, you need to have volumetric control of the particles, or at least freehand shape control of the emitter.

the best you'll be able to do in the Lab products is to use a bit of stock, such as this Vampire Dust, and composite it over the greenscreened footage of your actor. Fade the actor out as the dust fades in, then the dust goes flying everywhere, a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jun 2010, 12:16am

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2xZProductions

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Thanks Axemen, but couldn't I do this without a greenscreen. Say, have the actor footage and a clean backplate. I would fade him out as you said, and then just have the vampire dust, or whatever I use, and he is gone.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jun 2010, 1:05am

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Yes, if you have a clean plate you could remove the actor that way and it should work almost as well. With a greenscreen, you could add dust behind the actor as well, so it appeared to surround him. You can't do that without a greenscreen (unless you rotoscope a lot of masking), but otherwise it should work just the same.