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David Laurente
walking through effect
on Mar 16, 2013 at 12:39:49 pm

I did several searches and couldn't find an answers so if you know of a thread please feel free to direct me over thataway...

I'm trying to achieve an effect where a person "walks through" another. The basic setup is a camera on a tripod, static background, and I would like to have it look like the person who is standing literally has the person who is walking, walk through them. I've tried a few things and I'm not sure if FCP has any way of doing this via opaqueness, etc?

Any helps or direction to the right place would be awesome.
Thanks!


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Rafael Amador
Re: walking through effect
on Mar 17, 2013 at 4:14:19 am

You can try with the picture opacity and the "Composite Modes" (left click on the clip >Composite modes).
rafael


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Mark Suszko
Re: walking through effect
on Mar 17, 2013 at 4:27:23 am

Raphael's method is simplest, but may look more like walking thru a ghost than passing thru solid matter.

Depending on the exact aesthetic you're trying to achieve, you may have to combine his technique with a rotoscope-like effect, using the multipoint masking tool to shape a body-shaped hole thru the object your passing thru.

This might be way easier if you green-screened both characters in the shooting stage. Then you have more options with masking and opacity to make the both objects still seem solid, not translucent.


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David Laurente
Re: walking through effect
on Mar 17, 2013 at 8:36:11 pm

Hey Mark and Raphael thank you for both of your suggestions, I'm going to try some tests out and see what I can accomplish before the actual shoot day but these both some promising!


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