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RoboCop Crosshair

Posted: Sun, 27th Mar 2011, 7:16am

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Robo Reiko

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I will pay for a RoboCop crosshair. It will have to have the crosshair and highlight as in the movie. Thank You.
Posted: Sun, 27th Mar 2011, 5:25pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Can you post a picture? Well, until a picture is posted, I can give you an idea that may work. Just make a picture of it in gimp/paint, the put it over your footage and animate it.
Posted: Sun, 27th Mar 2011, 7:07pm

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Robo Reiko

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What is gimp paint? I'm new at this. Thank You and your help is very much appreciated. Here are picture stills off the movie. Pictures are set in the order of RoboCops target aim. As you can see it starts with the crossaim. As it see's it's target a sqaure it outlined around the target, gets smaller as it zooms and highlights the target. you can see a scene of the movie with the crossain in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16e5Bm2m3M











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Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2011, 8:49am

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Simon K Jones

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GIMP is a free, open source image editor. Think of it like a free, less powerful version of Photoshop. Paint is the free, basic image editor that comes with Windows.

There's no need to pay for this effect, as it's very simple. As the effect only consists of a rectangle and some straight lines you can use the neon light engine in EffectsLab, or simply create a couple of basic image overlays as Azulon suggested.
Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2011, 3:15pm

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Axeman

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To add to that, the Highlight in the shape of the object isn't really possible in a preset, as it will have to be animated frame-by-frame to alight with the shape of the object in question. You could use a freehand neon light effect to draw in the shape , and then just adjust the glow controls so it looks correct.
Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2011, 10:21pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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No, I didn't mean gimp paint. I meant gimp or paint. He. Oh (and you should probably use gimp and make the background transparent if you choose to do my way.
Posted: Tue, 29th Mar 2011, 2:37am

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Robo Reiko

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Thank you guys very much! Your help is very much appreciated. I will try to do this myself. To be on the safe side since time is crucial, will any of you guys be willing to make one for me? I will pay for you time even though it's simple to make. Thanks much.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2011, 8:42pm

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Robo Reiko

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I havnt beeen successfull in making the robocop crosshair for fxho
me. Help?