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Joshua McCray
power outage effect
on Jul 14, 2012 at 4:40:56 pm

Want to create an effect like the city losing power in close encounters and Oceans 11. Sorry couldn't find youtube footage of either scene to provide a link.

The city blacks out in small segments at a time. I tried masks, but they just don't look realistic any other ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Walter Soyka
Re: power outage effect
on Jul 15, 2012 at 6:42:10 pm

It'll be tough to remove the glows and spills from a city-at-night shot to achieve this black-out effect.

Unless you want to build and light an entirely CG city, you might be better off taking a day shot of a city, using a day-for-night technique to make it a night shot, then adding in some lighting effects so you can remove them.

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