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matrix selves coming

Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:00pm

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cotsosdel

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I want to recreate the effect from the matrix when neo orders guns and milions of selves full of guns are coming in high speed from nowhere and stop on his both sides.Do anyone has any ideas of how i can do it?

thank you all
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:10pm

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Aculag

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Oh, you mean SHELVES! Not selves.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:12pm

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cotsosdel

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yes i'm sorry rush mistake yes the shelves i wanted to say
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:13pm

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Aculag

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Are you going to try and re-create that scene for your Matrix fanfilm?
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:15pm

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cotsosdel

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yes i want to make a parody scene can you help me?
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:18pm

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Aculag

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Urge to kill.. rising....

Nope! I have no idea how to do it. It was definitely done with a 3D program though. So.. I'd assume, just model some shelves with whatever you want on them, and then animate them coming from a long way away and bluescreen your act people into it, unless you have a huge white room that's incredibly brightly and evenly like they did in the movie, then put your animation into it.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:57pm

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Kyeju

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A rundown of how to do the effect
1. You need your subjects to be filmed on a bluescreen. When filming tie a string to the trenchcoates or whatever clothes they are wearing and pull it when you intend the shelves to fly by. OR you could get a leaf blower and just turn it up to max at your subjects intead of strings. Probably would be more realistic.
2. Key out the blue so its a nice white background. Might want to make the edges of your subjects soft to simulate the brightness of the white.
3. Go into your 3d app and create a shelf model. This would be REALLY easy to do as the shelves are going by so quickly it wouldnt need alot of detail. Then dupilcate it so that there are tons of rows of them. Join all of them together. Then with your video as a reference have the shelves come flying at the camera from a really far distance. Export with an alpha channel or export on blue.
4. If the 3d was on a blue background, repeat step 2. Now put the 3d layer under your video layer. If it is off synch when it goes flying by the subjects time-stretch it (AE term dont know what it is for commotion or anything else) and move it around on the timeline to satifaction.
5. Export cause ur done.

BAM
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 11:03pm

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Aculag

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So yeah, basically what I said. Only mine was not spelled out quite as much. Mine was like spelling "The Matrix" like "T MRX". Kyeju spelled it out nicely for you.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 12:43am

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Kyeju

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Aculag wrote:

Mine was like spelling "The Matrix" like "T MRX". Kyeju spelled it out nicely for you.
Oooooooooook. LOL Aculag.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:10am

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Aculag

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It's true! Heh.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 9:31am

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Obi

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Oh god, more crapola.