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Mike ThomasPing Pong Ball FX Question
by on Jun 25, 2011 at 10:28:29 pm

I will be shooting a film soon and am thinking about writing a scene into the script which would have 4 boys playing competitive ping pong. What is the difficulty level of adding in the flying ball in post? Is that something that a newbie in After Effects could learn quickly?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Ping Pong Ball FX Question
by on Jun 26, 2011 at 5:29:55 pm

It all depends what you want to do, how you want to shoot this. In theory, introducing a ping pong ball in a shot shouldn't be too hard, however, if slow motion, bullet time and/or extensive camera moves are involved, it can become a difficult project. I recommend doing some tests before you go on to production.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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