Blue-screen explosion composite... what do ya think?

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  1. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    Well, it's me jumping on a tree branch (hence the weird shadows on my body) that I roto-masked out. What do ya think? How real, what else would be nice? Just remember, it's a test version.

    http://65.108.218.55/explosion_comp.mov

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  2. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    Dec 20, 2000
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    Looks pretty good man nice work.
  3. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    Thanks! BTW I also composited in the rain too, just to let ya know...
  4. ewingsquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    I love the way the shot looks! Excellent compositing and framing. I dont know where this is supposed to be, but the back area looks a tad dull. Again, I don't know the setting, so it's most likely inteded to be that way.
  5. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    The setting is supposed to be a Coruscant-ish cityscape (hence the balcony), but since it's in his test stage, I hadn't done the background yet.. thanks for the positive feedback by the way...
  6. PixelMagic Force Ghost

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    HA HA HA HA HA, YES!!!!!! Explosions rule. Now, did you bluescreen the explosion, or the actor? And what did you rotomask out. I don't quite understand.
  7. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    Sorry I wasn't very clear on that..

    The explosion is just screened in AE using footage from my PyroMania Pro CD. The actor (me) was completely rotomasked frame-by-frame. The original footage was me jumping off of a stool and catching a tree branch in my front yard. Then I rotomasked me and touched up the animation by making me fall more and jump farther. I originally jumped straight across. So yeah, I hope that answers your questions. There really wasn't any bluescreening involved.
  8. KillerBobBarker Jedi Knight

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    What did you use to do the rain?
  9. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    I used an After Effects Plugin.
  10. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Very good Ben, works for me :)
  11. Jedi_Cougar Jedi Master

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    I agree. I think that it looks really good.
  12. Nerddogs Jedi Knight

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    Very nice Ben! I think it looks cool (or hot). Keep up the great work!

    PS Tell Alex and Brian hello
  13. christmastom Jedi Knight

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    Very good work. I didn't notice the wierd shadows you were talking about.
  14. Avene Jedi Master

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    Yeah, it looks really nice. You've done a good job getting the colours to all match up.
  15. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    Thanks for all of the great feedback, I hope to have a longer version of it up soon perhaps...
  16. BrianMan Jedi Knight

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    You rang, Nerddogs? :D

    Now, I'm obviously biased seeing as I work with Ben as well as him being a friend, but I like this test very much. Of course, it's only a beta version, the CG for the test has yet to be finished, et al, but....that's for the future.
  17. Gardulo Jedi Knight

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

    thats pretty much it.
  18. Anonymous_Jedi Jedi Master

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  19. Aprentize Jedi Master

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    id love to see it but quicktime doesnt work on my cpu. could anybody be so kind as to convert it to avi or mpg? id really apresiate it.
  20. Golden-Y Force Ghost

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    that's some great work there.
  21. borjis fett Jedi Knight

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    Wow that looks pretty darn good Ben.

    What AE plugin did the rain?

  22. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    I forget where it comes from... but it's under Effects -> Final Effects -> FE Rain.. I doubt that can tell you anything, but that's what it's called.

    By the way all, I'm working on a newer version using some of the feedback here as well as some new ideas.

    It should be up in a day or so if all goes well...
  23. DVDJ Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 16, 2002
    hey woah is that cool. that is way cool..

    I have a question though...

    the only thing in that clip.. that is real is the actor right?

    so you jumped from a stool to a tree.. then you edited out the background, tree stool..

    what I dont get is how you made it so it looked like you jumped farther and down more.. like you said..
  24. Ben-Kushaan_Exile Jedi Knight

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    Well.. after I roto-masked myself I rendered it in a targa sequence with the alpha channel. Then I re-imported it into AE and key framed it and rotated it, etc as needed to make it look right...
  25. DVDJ Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 16, 2002
    oh yes..

    now could you put that in laymen terms?
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