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Ghost help? Not sure how to make one.

Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 2:47pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Ok, so what if I want some one to be on the ground.Dead. Then I want their ghost to get up out of their body(The ghost just being a transparant version of them.) Then walk around abit. How is this possible?
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 7:10pm

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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Ah, this is very simple. It will require two layers. The first layer (Layer 1) will be your subject simply laying on the ground for as long as you want the effect to last. The second layer (Layer 2) will be your subject standing up and walking around. All you have to do is put Layer 2 on top of Layer 1 and set its transparency to 50%. You will now be able to see a transparent "ghost" rising from the body and moving around. smile
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 7:46pm

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Indeed. Easiest to accomplish with greenscreen, but as long as the camera is locked off, you should be able to manage it without as well. If the person is properly greenscreened you could also add a layer with some blur, and tweak around the colors a bit more to add to the ghostliness.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jan 2011, 9:36pm

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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I'm sorry, I also left out a key step. Assuming you are using the idea proposed by me, with a still camera, you may want to draw a mask around your subject's "dead" body so that the transparent layer with the ghost is also not making your dead subject look transparent either. Adding the mask will make the subject solid. Sorry about that lol
Posted: Tue, 4th Jan 2011, 10:35pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Thanks guys. I'll definatly try these ideas.