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Davy McGuirePlastic Faces
by on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:01:28 am

Hi there,

I want to comp somebody's face onto a plastic action man-esque figure. How can I get the face to look plasticky and blend in?

Any ideas?


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Jason MettlerRe: Plastic Faces
by on Feb 3, 2011 at 4:26:15 am

For starters, I would try making a displacement map with the original face. Then I'd add a light and mess with the material options of the layer.
Seems to me there will be several ways to acheive what you want to do.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Plastic Faces
by on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:47:17 am

Is it shiny plastic or matte finish? If you can re-shoot the face (or if you did not shoot it yet) then try to apply some heavy makeup - to make the skin tones uniform and give the face an un-natural look. If it's shiny plastic you're after, use some sun tanning lotion (a pretty oily one) to give it highlights. The light is also very important- try to match the same feeling that the plastic action figure has.
In AE- you can apply the Remove Grain filter to smooth out the skin.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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