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grafi
03-06-2003, 08:52 PM
I really need help. Im a newbie at morphing and fast effects for movies but i need help on something like in the WB's TV show Charmed -- the one with the power of 3 and leo and pheobe and pru and page and cole and all the deomons and stuff.

I see a lot of morphing and cool effects i want to learn in it like the orbing Leo and Page does. if you can please help me with this.

BTW.. i know a lot about 3dsmax5.1 and all of the versions of it and if you need help with that ill trade you for help with this. if you want to contact me more, email me at [email protected] or my MSN name is [email protected] and my AIM name is grafi4
so please reply to help.

Thanks.:)

Digital_red
03-08-2003, 09:03 PM
I think most of those morphing effects are done in post. For morphing effects you could try Winmorph http://www.debugmode.com/winmorph/ (Free) you will need adobe premiere or Vegas Video for video to video morphing.

To morph from a person to a CG character you would need to first shoot the person against a blue/green screen, then animate the character to match the motions of person, animate the morph frame by frame, key out the green and composite in a background.

lots of effects/post production tutorials can be found at http://www.creativecow.net/

Good luck. Morphing video can be quite a tedious task but looks great when done right.


Charmed.
Alyssa Milano ohhhhhhhh yehhhhhhhh
:D

bradl
03-09-2003, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by Digital_red
I think most of those morphing effects are done in post. Awe, come on. You mean none of the demonic display of power is real in that show? ;)

All kidding aside I think that show is so demonic, Satan may be the Executive Producer...

jb_gfx
03-09-2003, 08:31 AM
For After Effects or Shake there is great plugin called Re:Flex, it's done by RevisionFX and you can get more info here:

http://www.revisionfx.com/rflx.htm

There is also the old Avid Elastic Reality, you may buy it from a second hand now and it's still really powerful for this kind of effect.


bradl: 'all kidding aside' get a life man...

Digital_red
03-09-2003, 12:44 PM
What ever happend to Elastic Reality. I looked over at the Avid site and couldn’t find anything.

jb_gfx
03-10-2003, 06:48 PM
Elastic Reality technologie is now used in another application from Avid, I can't recall the name tho. But as I said you may buy it from second hand for a cheap price.