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Disintegrate a Person Number 2
on Jul 1, 2005 at 8:24:46 am

i want to disintegrate a Person in PI. The Tut from Elvis doesnt work over a Layer with a picture in it. You will see the black square over the background. How can i fix the Problem? Can someone pleas post a step by step Tut? Must i use a bluebox?

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Elvis Deane
Re: Disintegrate a Person Number 2
on Jul 1, 2005 at 6:29:58 pm

I started writing a text version of how to disintegrate someone a little while ago, but it isn't quite finished yet. There's only a few steps missing from the logo one to make it viable for destroying humans.

-Shoot the actor in front of a green/blue screen, pull the key from the footage in an editing or compositing program, and then import that background footage into pI with an alpha channel (a solid actor in front of a transparent background).

-Rather than hiding the background image with a box like in the logo tutorial, use the Background Image controls to turn off the footage of the actor at a specific frame (you can only turn off the background on a certain frame if you have the 3.01 update. In 3.0, you needed to edit the clip of your actor in your editing program so that it ends on the frame that you want the actor to dissapear on).

-Use an area emitter rather than a line one, make it cover the area where the actor is on the frame you want him to start disintegrating. By using Get Color and Get Transparency from Layer, you'll be creating a duplicate of your actor out of particles, and you can then adjust the Weight, Velocity, etc to destroy them as you see fit.

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Re: Disintegrate a Person Number 2
on Jul 6, 2005 at 8:14:51 am

HEY i wanted to learn how to do that long time ago but gave up
it will be great to see that tutorial
hope u can finish it soon

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Re: Disintegrate a Person Number 2
on Aug 3, 2005 at 10:23:27 pm

Yes, that would be a great tutorial!

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