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Invisibility

Posted: Sat, 1st Jan 2011, 9:40am

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dannynewman

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I have 2 questions about being invisible.

1: does it have to be in front a green screen?

2: I go on mask and i try to freehand it but when i play it i dont turn invisible... i just turn regular.
Posted: Sat, 1st Jan 2011, 5:13pm

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Axeman

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Can you explain more clearly what effect you are after? Do you want invisibility, like in Lord of the Rings, where a character actually disappears? Or do you want more of a Predator cloaking effect, where the person is camouflaged to blend into their surroundings, but you can still vaguely see their shape?
Posted: Sat, 1st Jan 2011, 8:31pm

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DVStudio

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There are some more specifics on invisibility in the tutorial here, but more information would be great to give you a hand.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 5:41am

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dannynewman

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Yea i want the cloaking effect biggrin
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 8:55am

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Axeman

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Ah, for that, your actor needs to be on a separate layer from the background. Greenscreen is easily the easiest way to do this, but you could manually draw masks frame-by-frame if you wanted. But even using masks, you need the actor on a different layer than the background image, so you need a clean background plate, with no people, and you need a layer with the person cut out, either using greenscreen or masks.

Then, apply a displacement Map to the layer of the person, and there you have it.