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    I usually think up creative titles for a thread, but this time I'm stumped...

    Writer's block aside, I saw a scene in the sixth harry potter movie where the camera is moving through london at an astonishing speed (SFX wise) and eventually rests on the actor. Now even if they set up a rocket sled that shot the camera through a track, how could they stop it suddenly without giving Daniel Radcliffe severe head trauma? A similar effect is found at about 13 seconds through the lightwave SIGGRAPH video. In Harry Potter, it would be impossible to make a photorealistic model of london and do this with CG, so what did they do?
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    its called ease in ease out , try it and heavy after effects

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    I don't quite follow you...
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    It is 3D and compositing applications. They don't have to move the actual cameras at high speeds. They can drop frames and increase motion blur to give the illusion of fast movement.

    You can do this stuff in camera with "Ramping" or you can do it in compositing and 3D with adjusting your curves with options like "ease in/ease out".

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    I call it pan&pull that maybe not the correct name , but thats what I call it , in AE it would probably be simples , in LW I assume you can get the same effect usinhg layers combined with motion blur & ease in "graph editor " ,there maybe even quicker way "nodes" possibly


    ask anyone here who worked on star trek ,bsg ,ect
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    so why did all the other objects like busses, people, cars, etc. seem to be going normal speeds? and what about the clip from the siggraph reel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicN2O View Post
    it would be impossible to make a photorealistic model of london and do this with CG
    Ummm... no... no it wouldnt. I would suspect that's largely how the shot is done (maybe a bit of mapped photography thrown in).
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    It’s definitely 3D and compositing. It’s not that hard to believe, considering the photorealistic work on Benjamin Button, King Kong, Avatar, etc.
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    It's just amazing that they would make every detail for every building, every car for that part of london just for one shot...
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    well... it's a good shot, so... totally worth it And as well, those kind of awesome fx driven shots are kind of what moviegoers today have come to expect

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    Thanks for this link... interesting stuff on this account

    (although this vid is defintive _not_ a good example for "faking things")

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    Knowing one of the guys that build some of the buildings, I can tell you they built a CG london for the shot.

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    I can generate a full unique city with-in 10 minutes using City Engine ,and I have only quickly dabbled in the software , "thinking of selling if anyone is interested " need to raise funds for new camera .
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    I could get the student version of City Engine, but can you export it into lightwave? and what about people and cars?
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    I could get City Engine, but what about exporting it into lightwave? and do you know of any good lightwave tutorials for camera mapping?
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