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Jedi_of_the_Matrix

« on: February 16, 2005, 11:35:00 AM »

How can I make the cool thing in the Matrix Reloaded when Neo does his flying thing , the ground shakes, and then he flyes up like there is a huge release of pressure?

I have a bluescreen, premiere 6.5, premiere pro 1, after fx 5 pb, photoshop 7, and a ton of 3d programs. B)

I am only just 13 so on a v. limited budget. Also I wld prefer not to rotoscope.
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Funk, E

« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2005, 11:39:30 AM »

Model the floor/room/alley/whatever in your 3D program.  Deform to taste.  

Composite actor into shot.

Bam.

Also, as a note, if you want to do effects, learn to deal with rotoscoping.
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djr33

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005, 11:46:13 AM »

limited budget... guess you spent it all one those apps...


well... it depends on the angle and stuff... but its not really that hard.

if you want the ground to ripple... then you've got some problems. just shaking.... just take any image and keyframe the motion in AE. just rotate and move it. thats easily explained in the manual.

for a blast... depends.... you probably have to roto it kinda... but you can just keyframe mostly. i'd just find a way to make another copy of your footage (background or whatever, depends what the shot is like) and the use some of AE's plugins to distort (spherize might be helpful here) and then adjust the layer's blending options... lower opacity or something... you'll have to play around with it....

flying is the easy part.

just film yourself wherever you want it to be (remember to get a clean background plate without moving the camera... you'll need that later for what i discribed above and what you'll do next). this could also be on bluescreen if you want to go the route. next, you simply film yourself jumping. thats it. then, bring the footage into AE and cut it at the HIGHEST frame of your jump. take a still of that frame (File>save frame... or something, i forget exactly what it is...) and then open that in photoshop. use whatever techique (eraser, magic wand, lasso tools) to get the background out of the image. then save that file, bring it into AE and keyframe it. just start it on top of the end of the other clip. (so you are at the same spot in your jump) and place it onto a clean background plate. move it up off the screen a few frames later, and there you go.
note: motion blur can really add realism. play with this and keyframing it.

there is a good tutorial at master zap's site for flying... link anyone? i forgot it...


also, this is kinda the cheap way out of doing it. if you want camera movement or anything really complex, you will have to at least do what funk-e is suggesting (making the background 3d) or even building the entire scene (including actor) in 3d space... but thats way more than many (if any) of us could accomplish well.
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Funk, E

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005, 12:00:57 PM »

Oh, you might be able to cheat for the ground distortion and use displacement maps.  Maybe.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005, 05:10:37 PM »

Woah.
Last time I checked the Matrix was rated R..

Heh, anyway.. yeah. Use 3D programs. That's what they did.

 
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 09:09:13 AM »

Meh, thanks to the wonder of home DVD and Video, people can watch what they like more or less.
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Mrdodobird

« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005, 10:55:02 AM »

I, for the record, HATE rotoscoping. It is the evil which haunts me in my sleep.

Do I still rage against it in my sig? I can't remember. If not, I should.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 10:55:46 AM »

Yes I do.  
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2005, 06:59:51 PM »

Sweet, thanks for that info  
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005, 02:10:32 PM »

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Woah.
Last time I checked the Matrix was rated R..


PUSSY

Since when are we not allowed to talk about R rated movies?
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Funk, E

« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2005, 02:51:50 PM »

We are, but the topic poster is 13.  That's why he made that comment.
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djr33

« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2005, 10:02:52 PM »

back on topic, guys...


with parent permission you can view the film at any age anyway...
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Mrdodobird

« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2005, 06:17:15 AM »

Unless if you are blind.  
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Funk, E

« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2005, 06:45:26 AM »

Yeah, way to alienate the blind people.
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Mrdodobird

« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2005, 01:06:01 PM »

And the Amish! What IS this forum coming to?  
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