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How to make an object slowly appear in an actor's hand.
How to make an object slowly appear in an actor's hand.
by Sean Maloba on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:21:20 am

I'm trying to create an effect where an actor motions as if to draw a weapon and as he takes aim it materializes. What'd be the best way to achieve this without making it look super cheesy? I should also clarify that this is just proof of concept at the moment.


Re: How to make an object slowly appear in an actor's hand.
by Kalleheikki Kannisto on Dec 4, 2017 at 10:58:09 am

An electric effect as the object materializes seems like a reasonably workable approach. The effect would follow the edges of the object (any important 3D edges, not just the 2D outer edges) as if "drawing it". Depending on execution, it could look anything from super cheesy to super cool. Look at Predator invisibility cloaking for inspiration.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


Re: How to make an object slowly appear in an actor's hand.
by Sean Maloba on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:23:23 am

Thanks for the suggestion, I had something similar in mind for the effect itself but am more wondering how to go about shooting it.





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