The T-1000 Model B

To address some questions about this image from The Healer Tutorial, I’ve made the Project File available to download. You just need to replace the footage with the video file inside the actual tutorial project.

The texture has also been changed to a static mask for distribution using the Auto-Trace Tool, although the actually texture can be acquired as part of our Evolution DVD along with many other great design elements. You can see a Comparison Here.

The only difference between this composite and the tutorial is the “cut map” used was modified for a larger “hole-in-the-face” and then the PreComp was used to matte the terminator skull into the shot. There is also a shadow layer used to make the cut appear deeper. Of course this was simply for entertainment and to show other possibilities.

February 25th, 2008 @ 11:32 pm
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:33 pm
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:34 pm
I want to do the reverse of this tutorial to maybe reveal something below the some demon or creature.
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm
wow nice :>
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm
can´t believe it! i remember the making of vids of T2, they needed hours with make up for arni! great andrew
Casey Millwood
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:41 pm
can I be as pedantic as to say that the T800 series had the Endoskeleton whereas the T1000 series was liquid metal......
but feel free to tell me to shut up seeing as you do this for us for free :D

Nice work mate.
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
I said model B! lol
Dustin James
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:50 pm
Hey, I loved this tutorial!

The best part about it is how easy it is to change the cut map and have it translate across perfectly...

That tip will help me with my workflow on other compositions... although I already do this kind of pre-composing, this tutorial took it a bit further and made it just a smidge more advanced..

I espeacialy liked the extra bit on getting better tracking information with grainier footage, as I have a handycam and no lights to help me get the good shots.

I would like to ask though, What would be a good way to make the cuts seem like the are not placed on top of grainy footage.. but rather taped with the same grain as the subject? Make since? I want the cuts to be just as grainy to match the subject. I tried different ideas with just add grain.. but I didn't know where to place it because placing it on the Cut Map creates a funny outcome of the cut on the final composite.

S. Gilbert
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:51 pm
WOW Amazing... I'm thinking about ways to apply some of these techniques for a really good april fools prank....
February 26th, 2008 @ 12:29 am
Can be done much better! but the idea behind is good. Reverse (reveal) is cooler, i agree with Jason.
February 26th, 2008 @ 12:38 am
The best tut ANDREW Great work does wonders for SAM lol lol
February 26th, 2008 @ 1:15 am
i think the skull is a little off.. should be lowered a little and tilted a little? :) i'm not a pro though but I sense something's not right. correct me if i'm wrong so we'll all learn..
February 26th, 2008 @ 1:23 am
With the new TV prog "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" starting over here in the UK just this last week this is such excellent timing!

I do have to agree with the naming though. Clearly not a T1000 (or even model B) cos it would have to be liquid. Also, I can't actually remember the term T-800 actually being used in the movies either. In T2 Arnie def described himself as "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101" (CSM-101).

How about some matrix effects soon? like the rack of guns swooshing in at great speed and stopping. that would be cool.
February 26th, 2008 @ 1:30 am
Nobody knows what a T-800 is. Therefore it is not as funny.
February 26th, 2008 @ 2:33 am
Andrew as mind meltingly awesome as this latest tutorial was, I was hoping to hear you do an Arnold impression of some kind... "I'll Be Back" etc lol, course you have far too much self respect to do that right hahah
February 26th, 2008 @ 2:47 am
Ni ce .but can be more realistic you know ... THX andrew
Some Guy
February 26th, 2008 @ 3:08 am
First Mr. Freeze, now the Terminator. What would be next? A tutorial on how to become the governor of California?

PS: The Terminator's real name is "Cyberdyne Systems Series 800 Model 101 Version 2.4" ;-)
February 26th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
February 26th, 2008 @ 5:24 am
Do you watch the "Chronicles" AK? I've tried a couple times but I just can't get into it. The pilot episode was pretty awesome when that dude cut into his own leg and pulled out a gun.
February 26th, 2008 @ 5:35 am
Yeah! Before this thing could take loads of time know it's like nothing! you moust understand what you have created
February 26th, 2008 @ 7:36 am
wow.... Im so doing this andrew
February 26th, 2008 @ 8:15 am
Model - B ...ha ha h a ha
February 26th, 2008 @ 8:17 am
...Like if knight rider was a Huyndai Tibueron.
February 26th, 2008 @ 9:32 am
As always this is great, great, great! Keep up the good work, Andrew and the VCP team.
February 26th, 2008 @ 10:22 am
HOLY CRAP i love you andrew

THIS LOOKS SO FAKE ITS UNBELIEVABLE, but a good fake, like it looks really bad, but the graphics or the actual blood and metal is a good graphic.
February 26th, 2008 @ 10:43 am
Your tutorials are very impressive, thank you for doing this amazing work. i'm looking foward to buy the effects dvds as a retribuition for all you have done...

from Brasil
February 26th, 2008 @ 10:55 am
Everyone knows what a T-800 is :)
February 26th, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
Cmon! If Andrew says it is a t-1000 model b... it IS a T-1000 MODEL B!!!
btw i think at the end of the tutorial the "Saminator" looked better than in the new project file. I think you overdid it a bit with the hole in the face^^ just my opinion
Greetings from Austria
February 26th, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
Like it, but still needs a little more work around the nose and cheek to make it look more authentic, I am a fan of the Terminator movies, so I remember Schwarzenegger in the 3rd one
February 26th, 2008 @ 3:54 pm
Click on the image above to see the differnce between the textures. Because is part of a product, I flattened the texture and there can't be semi-transparent areas to make the cuts softer.
February 26th, 2008 @ 6:17 pm
This is really neat. I'm taking the night to go through a lot of your tutorials. This healer project reminds me of a project I am working on right now expect you've done it in a much simpler way. If you get a chance pick up the latest Harry Potter Movie (5th one) and if you get the special edition there is a face morph effect I am trying to replicate. This girls face foes from Normal, to a Duck, then onto a Pig snout. It;s pretty cool as this T-800 model B from site B of Jurassic park picture is ....


Go Ak
February 26th, 2008 @ 11:51 pm
You use what camera?
February 27th, 2008 @ 2:25 am
hmmm... its look tooo fake andrew... thats not to good :S
February 27th, 2008 @ 4:43 am
for this kind of effect it's better to use make-up
February 27th, 2008 @ 5:50 am
How does it come, that i can just render the first 30 frames and then After effects crash ?
February 27th, 2008 @ 10:20 am
Dustin James- You can find a technique Andrew described here: to even out the grainy look. He first removes blemishes, then adds grain to make the footage look natural.
February 27th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
Nico , maybe andrew is showing the ppl that cant afford a 1000 $ a hour
make up artist to do a complete facial mask . so for those ppl which equal 99% of the world this tech is the best around .. add some fake blood iduring shooting like andrew said in the tutorial and this will look very very good
February 27th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
I´ll be ba... governor
February 27th, 2008 @ 1:07 pm
Hey andrew, great tut!!
how about more terminator stuff?? ...let me know please!!
February 27th, 2008 @ 2:44 pm
It don't looks real. It's like you take a footage of a human and place an terminator picture. May'be to let it looks more real (3d) you can use the "CC Sphere" Plugin or something. If you know what i mean. I hope do something on it.

Gr. Kevin
February 27th, 2008 @ 2:52 pm
personally I like the first one better ! The second one seems a bit too unrealistic to me, but that's just a matter of taste really. :) Great job, I gotta hand it to you ! :)
February 27th, 2008 @ 4:33 pm
Wouldn't it be great if you used the 3D Eye ball Tut to rotate the terminator eye!!! :)
February 27th, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
Hey Andrew,

I loved your terminator effect so much I had to do it to one of my friends. Check it out:
February 27th, 2008 @ 9:30 pm
Hey Andrew you should release a tutorial on this terminator thing... that would be cool...
February 28th, 2008 @ 11:37 am
Hey Andrew,

Great effects as always. It provides a great example. However, I think that limiting the small skin tears, toning down the burns, adding displacement to the skin edges (to give a raised/swollen/wrinkled effect), and adding your own eye glow would make the effect more powerful in a film production.

Here is a picture I made a year or two ago using a similar technique.

My picture lacks feathered edges, needs more edge burning to exaggerate the skin tears, but I feel that the eye glow make the effect more powerful. If I were to do it again though, I'd try to tone down the brightness in the center of the glow.

All in all, great job Mr. Kramer. Thanks for all the help.
February 28th, 2008 @ 1:52 pm
After my last post, I decided to go ahead and use this effect to make my own Terminator movie poster.
March 1st, 2008 @ 1:23 am
You are amazing, from where do you know all of that cool things in after effects? PLEASE RESPOND!!!
Konstantin K
March 4th, 2008 @ 3:43 am
Hi Andrew,

The picture looks nice. But there is something that makes it not as realistic. Perhaps this is due to the small inconsistencies curvature of surface Sam's and Terminator faces. I mean that surface of Sam's face had not the same curvature as Terminator's face.

Of course this tutorial gives me a lot of helpfull information.

Andrew great thanx for all tutorials that you have made

PS sorry for my english )
March 6th, 2008 @ 10:02 pm
Hello sir Andrew

i take u as ma AE teacher u r soo cooooooooooool i never thought that i ll be using AE but whne i joined a TV channel i have to work in that 1 of ma frnd told me abt ur site and i start using it i dlod many tut and practice that and done many good thing but the prob is that i want to do something special

like i like to wipe ma image with a cloud image i hope u understand but i dont want to C the cloud i just wnat them to wipe the imagei ll be very thatkfull to u if u do a tut on that

plz sir i ll be very very very very very very very thankfull to u

love u TAKE care bye hope u do that tut
March 12th, 2008 @ 12:36 am
February 14th, 2010 @ 9:54 am
ecxusse me but this is the T-800 version the T-1000is made out off liquid metal
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
Yeah, that's definitely a T-800. Still cool, though.
February 22nd, 2011 @ 5:05 pm
That is cool technology that they use to produce these effects. This same technology or really similar technology was used to produce the Avatar movie. 3d scanners have come a long way in the movie industry.
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