A Vampire Bat Plug-In
Posted: Sun, 3rd Aug 2003, 4:07am
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Can Anybody make a vampire bat that looks spooky and can flap its wings?
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 2:00am
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howloween dude: i would try but i am too lazy. just get a pic of ... a bat and then do stuff... i dont know... im tired. goodnight.
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 2:01am
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use marek's avatar...lol! jk marek.
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 2:27am
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ITS LINK DANCING!!!!
but he would make one awesome plugin.
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Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 5:59am
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Dude, vampire bats are tiny and really not all that scary. They're more ugly than anything. What is this bat going to be used for?
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 6:34pm
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I need it for a horror movie i'm doing
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 10:25pm
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A horror film with a "scary" bat... oh god
Posted: Mon, 4th Aug 2003, 10:36pm
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Uh yeah dude, its a vampire/monster type thing and i need a vampire bat cause there will be a swarm of them
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 1:24pm
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If you want a whole swarm of bats then a single bat on it's own will be of little use to you as for a swarm you will need more than a few. Maybe you should try experimenting with a few props and the maybe bluescreening them in or use some simple shapes in a 3D program (a sphere for the body and a Plane for the wings) and then animate it or find out if there's anywhere near you e.g caves that you could film at and use real bats so long as they don't get harmed and there are no laws against it.
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 2:39pm
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If it's a horror movie, some simple sound effects would do. Sound effects are like 90% of making a good horror movie. Just keep the lighting low and have your actors pretend things are scurrying above, it'd probably be better than actually seeing them. You can go buy little toy puppet bats or something from a costume/prop shop for closeups. It's nearing Halloween so I'm sure you'll be able to find something soon. If someone can't make a decent plugin, there's always a way around it.
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 6:09pm
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alright, thanks guys. But if any of you can make a single bat that would be helpful cause i can edit in a swarm when i edit, and the script is written to where the bats are shown so...
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 7:03pm
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here ya go! SCARY BAT!!
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 7:11pm
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Yeah, but can i open that thing in AlamDV and edit it? I need a plug in i think...help sombody
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 7:21pm
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key it out in some editor...like premiere.
or after effects.
just a thought
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 7:26pm
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I would but i dont have either of those...darn
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 7:28pm
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U seriously would use that bat???
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 10:15pm
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i really think that bat looks sick...or sumthen is wrong with em'
I love the fact that the wing comes dislodged from the bat! hehe....
i didnt really think it would help...but...w/e u want
Posted: Wed, 6th Aug 2003, 11:48pm
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I dont know, i jsut need a black shaped bat with some glowing red eyes, thatt would work best
Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 6:41pm
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Marek wrote:howloween dude: i would try but i am too lazy. just get a pic of ... a bat and then do stuff... i dont know... im tired. goodnight.
sorry... i was acting like a jerk. Ok heres what you do (assuming you are familiar with the pluger)
get a bat picture and edit it in ms paint. first color everything but the bat white and then color the eyes red and stuff. save. then edit the same picture so that the wings are up and click save AS. then save it as the next number (ie. bat, and bat2) then put both of the pics in a folder of thier own (ie. bat plugin folder, or something to that extent.) go into the plugger and make sure you make it loopable. then when you get to the part where it has a drop-down box that has "overlay ink" at the top, scroll down and select "lightest" then continue on. then you load it into alamdv2 and your set. hope this helps.
Posted: Mon, 11th Aug 2003, 7:22pm
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If it's already written into the script, you could always....REWRITE THE SCENE! If you can't have it be exactly what you want, I say, just don't do that at all. Do what flip said and just use sound effects. It's be much better and probably scarier. I can only assume that these bats are going to burst out of something because you're going to try and make people jump. That's really cliche and boring. If they're just flying overhead and looking creepy, that's a bit better, but you shouldn't need an actual bat for that. There are plenty of plugins of birds or crows in the plugins section that would probably work just as well just as long as you don't make them look like crap. First of all (and I've mentioned this countless times before) tell us exactly what is happening in the scene. Just telling us that there's a swarm of them isn't good enough. Let us visualise what exactly is going to happen so we can get a good actual idea of what you're trying to accomplish with these bats. Otherwise, I think you're wasting your time. Sorry.