View Full Version : how can I do this??

07-16-2005, 01:05 PM
I just saw a video from renascent.nl called CLOSURE, and I wonder how could I do this material and environment in LW? :confused:


07-16-2005, 09:05 PM
That was a pretty cool video and I imagine there was a lot of masking and compositing going on. Just for the heck of it I was playing with a way to do it using single-sided text objects. I have a box with refractive surfaces and a mirrored back, the text "MIRRORED" facing forward and positioned slightly behind the box and the text "REFLECTION" facing backwards running into the box.


Scene File (http://www.thorngrafx.com/mirrorbox.zip)

Thumbnail QT Movie (http://www.thorngrafx.com/mirrorbox.mov)

Ah well, back to work...

07-16-2005, 09:06 PM
Just looks like animated text and refraction, and very professional talent to design and polish an image.

Animating the text would be easy, just map it to a subpatch strip of polygons and use one of a dozen ways to deform it - spline-amate it, displacement map, bones, morphs...

07-16-2005, 09:22 PM
By looking at that image I'm guessing it is 2D with some nifty compositing to give it an illusion of refraction.

07-18-2005, 12:14 AM
thank y'all!! you have great ideas. philthorn thanx for the scene :thumbsup: