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Ryan French
CC Rain Unmask Effect
on Aug 4, 2011 at 11:45:31 pm

Hi Everybody,

I want to create a short scene where it's raining in a dark urban environment, the rain will start picking up and become heavy.

When its raining quite hard, I want the rain to reveal and unmask a person standing with their back faced towards the camera.

Is it possible to use the CC Rain to unmask an object so it looks kind off natural and real and how would I do this?

I have already shot the scene I want and have footage of the scene with and without the person so now its just trying to figure out how I can achieve this effect.

Help would be greatly appreciated,


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steve agriosi
Re: CC Rain Unmask Effect
on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:40:34 am

Hey ur goal sounds nice.
However it might help if u'd provide us some further details about the real shot regarding light setup.
I'd imagine that scene in more real lighting revealing for your actor
[let's say a silhouette back lit of him ]
so this light making a contour first as the cg-footage rain blends in,
and later on reveals all of his features.
I hope u have your shot with some real water raining on him as well.
I'd recommend you to check for a real rain footage to boost your realistic fx.
Maybe you should use you rain layer as a track matte Lumma/alpha
for your talent.
or even some cg follow focus that travels across your rain layers to the one of your talent.
I guess that since u'v done with ur shooting now only cg+compositing left to run.
So u wanna make a realistic one or something like sin city?

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Ryan French
Re: CC Rain Unmask Effect
on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:51:04 am

I was planning on shooting myself as the actor against a wall then using a rotoscope technique to remove myself from the background.

Then I presume I could play around with the CC Rain and use it to unmask myself, I just want it to look as if I appear out of the rain standing with my back facing the camera. Like a mysterious looking sillouette. standing in an urban environment.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: CC Rain Unmask Effect
on Aug 5, 2011 at 1:44:19 pm

Use your rain element as a track matte.

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