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#1 reptor7

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:29 AM

Thought I'd place this at my theater. Enjoy!

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#2 revdoug

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:36 AM

It was 'loading' for about 20 minutes.

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#3 mrjoyce

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 06:58 AM

Reptor7,
Great effect. Am I correct to assume the character walked between the backdrop layers? I also assume there were no chroma key efftects.

Well done!
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 07:06 AM

Very cool!
(Nice close-ups!)
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#5 revdoug

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 07:18 AM

I don't think Firefox likes it.

I could get it to play in IE. Very cool stuff!

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#6 reptor7

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

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Reptor7,
Great effect. Am I correct to assume the character walked between the backdrop layers? I also assume there were no chroma key efftects.

Well done!


Yes on both accounts. At the beginning, the character turned and walked through the front layer toward the rear backdrop. Here, the character "blinked out" for a couple frames as he crossed the transparency (hence I kept the camera close to him). Toward the end, he stepped back through the transparency toward the camera with no noticable blinking.

You can see the "cut line" where I alpha'd the transparency. I suppose a higher resolution will take care of it. Tinting the scene slightly tied the backdrops & character together. I think the backdrops need more contrast.



#7 Michelle

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:30 AM

Ver interesting effect, Fulkster!
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#8 reptor7

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:39 AM

Got it streamed from youtube now:
http://reptor7.tripo...moviestorm.html

And on the Moviestorm site:
http://www.moviestor...id=58&playId=86

I'd like to thank Tom for his excellent tutorial! Thanks, Tom!

#9 kkffoo

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:13 PM

That's a really nice set reptor, well done for working out how to do this, I'm still stuck!

#10 Fulkster

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:32 PM

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Ver interesting effect, Fulkster!

lol... Michelle, I'd love to take credit, but it's "reptor7"...
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#11 Michelle

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:41 PM

Oh goodness, sorry Reptor! I blame the heat here and exam stress :cry:
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#12 matt

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:46 PM

Wonderful!
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#13 Toriel

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

Pretty cool!
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#14 reptor7

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:02 PM

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That's a really nice set reptor, well done for working out how to do this, I'm still stuck!


It took some tinkering and was initially difficult, but once the alpha'd backdrop showed up I was able to repeat the process fine. I'll make up a screenshot tutorial based on Tom's, unless Tom would like to do it.

That mod workshop still scares me LOL!
Thanks for the comments, everyone!

#15 mrjoyce

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 06:45 PM

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the character "blinked out" for a couple frames as he crossed the transparency (hence I kept the camera close to him).
I had the same problem. I'm thinking when we can modify the shape of the backdrop panel then we could eliminate the "blink out" effect. Something to look at in the future.
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#16 reptor7

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:31 PM

It was smooth when the character crossed the layers toward the camera. I can see a scene where 6 or 7 layers are dollied back as the character walks through them toward the camera. On my to do list. :mrgreen:

#17 mrjoyce

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:28 AM

Well maybe it has to do with the double side for transparency. We can see the figures from both sides but only one side allows a complete visual movement through it. I azlso had a problem with doors that I used in a wall that a backdrop covered did not allow me to reload a film, so maybe there is something we have to do in the Modders Workshop in the textures panel.
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 12:59 PM

Great work, reptor7.
(Glad I was able to help with alpha, but please, real tutorial from somebody who actually know English language will be nice. smile.gif )

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 01:23 PM

It looks fantastic. I will be able to make layered transparancies with my hi res backdrops. I couldn't find the tutorial or haven't you done this yet. Anyway, I am going to experiment with Photoshop and see if I can figure this out. Thanks so much.

#20 reptor7

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:28 PM

Oops. Here's the link.


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