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jason oconnellGhost Entering human body effect
by on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:41:09 am

Does anyone know how I can make this more realistic?:





I was going to add a ripple effect in the final product, but was wondering how I can make it better.


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Ghost Entering human body effect
by on Jul 23, 2010 at 7:22:22 am

There may be 1001 ways of doing this, but here's my idea:
1- give the "ghost" a transparent look and a slight glow. This will help identify it as the ghost.
2- us mesh warp to give the entering in the body a more fluid look- I'm thinking to keep the ghost in place (no walking forward) and have it flow in the person head first (with some theatrical arms movement) and finish entering somewhat like a smoke tail. Make the movement really fast in the beginning and slower to the end.
3- on the person, draw a mask that expands on the body from the enter point of the ghost, and apply a glow on the edge, to give the impression of the ghost taking over that persons body.

That's it- hopefully you can use all or some of it.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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jason oconnellRe: Ghost Entering human body effect
by on Jul 23, 2010 at 10:16:49 am

Thanks Ted. I'm going to try your suggestions now :) The effect of the ghost flowing into the body is something I thought about doing, but didn't know how to pull it off. I forgot to mention that in the final product the ghost will be transparent before it enters the body


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jason oconnellRe: Ghost Entering human body effect
by on Jul 26, 2010 at 7:41:00 pm

Hi again, I'm having a problem with the distort effect interacting with the mask around the person. For some reason the mask doesn't seem to work and the mesh warp just goes straight trough it


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