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Le Loc Tai
How should I do skin replacement effect?
on Jan 1, 2016 at 2:47:05 pm

This is a clip from X Men 2 where the character transform his skin to metal







I think I can do this by create a model, animate it to match the actor and mask it in. However without motion capture that would be pretty hard.

Is there any other way to achieve this effect? I'm not about to make metal skin so reflection isn't important.


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Daniel Waldron
Re: How should I do skin replacement effect?
on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:35:04 pm

I haven't watched this tutorial, but it looks like there is some basic skin replacement techniques here.


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Le Loc Tai
Re: How should I do skin replacement effect?
on Jan 8, 2016 at 10:44:18 am

That tutorial is just use 2d tracking to replace a semi-flat surface, I believe the only way to replace a whole body is to composite a 3d model in.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How should I do skin replacement effect?
on Jan 2, 2016 at 5:14:25 pm

Motion capture makes the shot possible. No mocap, no metal skin. Well, that's not entirely true -- if the camera & subject don't move, it gets easier... but doesn't look right.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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