Hey all, okay 2 topics here first one is lightening, wondering if anyone has any suggestion on how to go about making lightening strike to light up a room. Im wondering if it is as simple as wiring the light into a train transformer and just flickering the light really bright when it strikes, then in post production I can add the bolt? Any suggestions? 

second topic is a fireplace: how can I go about lighting a room with a fireplace and glow, is this something that also a transformer would be good for, so the light is not consistant? Has anyone used tissue paper or anything to replicate flames?

thanks!

Views: 230

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

In CS4 it is here:

Oh.. yes, it is there!  How could my seeing eye dog have missed that?  Bad dog!

Actually it's pretty cool too!

Glad you have it Nick! It's just one of those 'minor' differences that ends up being more useful than anticipated. 

I love liquify. I run Photoshop 6, (way behind the times). Do the CS versions let you zoom in better than the older versions did? That was my only gripe with not being able to use it more effectively.

Behind the times? HA! I only have Photoshop Elements 6 so, I'm in the same boat. But I don't have any trouble zooming in in the Liquify window. There are two ways to zoom in, the box at the bottom where you type in the magnification you want or there's the magnifying glass tool where you just select the area you want to zoom to.



Ron Cole said:

Behind the times? HA! I only have Photoshop Elements 6 so, I'm in the same boat. But I don't have any trouble zooming in in the Liquify window. There are two ways to zoom in, the box at the bottom where you type in the magnification you want or there's the magnifying glass tool where you just select the area you want to zoom to.

Oops! Lost what I wrote and accidentally reposted your post by mistake.

Let me try again.

I mean PS 6, full version, (pre CS) from around 2003. I know I can zoom in it, but not in as tight as I'd like. I may be confusing it with KAI'S power goo, however, from around the same time, which I had bought before liquify was built into even earlier versions of PS. I really need to invest in a new version of PS, along with finally buying AFX, dragonframe, lightroom, and upgrade from vegas5. And a 64 bit windows 7 machine. But I'm gonna be patient until I get preproduction done. I digress...

Have you considered compositing a real fire into the shot with an on set glow done for real?

Or do you want to keep it all in stop motion?

Yeah, Roger Evans had a great example of that in his Jonny Quest film. The torches in the mummy scene, if I remember.

Peter Andrew Montgomery said:

Have you considered compositing a real fire into the shot with an on set glow done for real?

Or do you want to keep it all in stop motion?

Reply to Discussion

RSS

MESSAGE BOARD QUICK LINKS

Message Board

Orc! Episode1

Started by John Horabin in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

hiya, been ages since i shared anything here, but i just uploaded this to vimeo, and thought some of you might like it- this is a project in which i collaborated with a graff/ model artist called WEBBO, who has a studio pretty much next to mine- his…Continue

Lighting question

Started by Marnik in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson yesterday. 6 Replies

My current setup is: Canon 40D with Nikon-fit Cosina lens attached with an adapter, connected to dragonframe on my mac. The lights I use are (primitive I know, but what's a poor student to do!) fairly ordinary desk lamps. One would have thought I…Continue

Flesh-Colored Clay

Started by Dinoman217 in CLAY. Last reply by Don Carlson on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hey guys! I know from experience that you can mix existing colors of Plasticine to get clay to get new colors. Do you guys know how to make flesh-colored clay?Continue

Tags: Peter, Selick, Henry, Lord, Nick

Slow Motion in Stop motion

Started by Santino Vitale in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Dawn Brown on Thursday. 26 Replies

I'd been experimenting with the possibilities of slow motion and how to achieve that slick, ultra slow look in stop motion. And after a while of testing, I decided to make a short film to showcase the effect. It is a spoof of all those fancy perfume…Continue

Tags: short, effects, film, CGI, fps

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Don Carlson on Thursday. 231 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival - Announcing Special Guests!

Started by Chris Diaz in FILM FESTIVALS. Last reply by Chris Diaz on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festival, which will take place on September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Our submissions deadline has been pushed up this…Continue

Photos

Loading…

Events

BLOGS

Create a Blog for your personal page. Go to My Page and click on Blog Posts. Access all Blog Posts here.

Members

© 2014   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}