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Maxime Marquis
In need of inspiration
on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:07:54 pm

I'm working on a music video in which a doll transforms in a real human being. I have 2-3 shots of the doll in front of a green screen and 2-3 shots of the real human (dressed like the doll), also in front of a green screen.

The director wants a transition between the two shots.I tried many ways and no one really gives me a satisfying result. Any ideas, tutorials, effects I could use (It could be with particles but I don't have trapcode) . I know it's vague and it's not the usual post, but I really need inspiration.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: In need of inspiration
on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:32:30 pm

You're right; that is vague. It leaves the door wide open for a ton of options.

If the doll is supposed to be transforming into a human, a simple morph couldn't hurt. That tutorial is from AE version 5 (the current version is 9), but the underlying principle is the same. You might want to add one or two things to spice it up.

If you want more of a butterfly-coming-out-of-a-cocoon effect, you could go with this disintegration tutorial or this one. Disintegrate the doll to reveal the human within. You might want two layers of disintegration and sandwhich the human between them. The back layer should be the same colors as the back of the doll so you might want to do some quick and dirty cloning to make it look like that, but you don't have to be too careful because you're only going to see the disintegrated bits of it.

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Elad Menashe
Re: In need of inspiration
on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:34:09 pm

Try Re:Flex, a morph/warp plug-in from revision FX:

or you can see this tutorial:

Hope that helps

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