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Postby ryzer09 on 03/10/2009, 3:34 am

hi im ryan
im trying to make a video with spiderman effects but i dont know how to make his web shoot out of his wrist. i need it for my college project and was hopeing someone could help me. please if anyone knows how please tell me as soon as possible.
thank you.
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Minymurf on 03/10/2009, 5:06 am

the easiest way would probably be to attach a dot to the persons wrist so u have a reference point to track.
then use Andrew Kramers Light Streaks tutorial but set the particle to a circle instead of multiple shapes.
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/light_streaks/
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Capt_Irfan on 03/10/2009, 7:37 am

I'm no expert but here's another idea. Use the particle world. And set the birth rate and death rate at a pretty high level and increase the blur to a high amount. And then key frame the timings of when the web shoots out so that later on the web "fades". This will make the particles seem fast and "stringy" because of the blur and mesh of overwhelming amount of particles. I hope this helps!
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Topher on 03/10/2009, 7:39 am

not gonna lie, its gonna be hard to do. Especially for a beginner... but I agree with the last two posters...
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Re: help for beginners

Postby ryzer09 on 03/10/2009, 9:31 am

thanks for the help i shall try both ways and see how things turn out, if i can create the intro scene from spiderman which i have, hopefully i should be able to do this.
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Capt_Irfan on 03/10/2009, 9:59 am

Oh I almost forgot! You'll want to set the XYZ axis down and keep the one with the direction its going high. And up the velocity.

Cool, if you get it to work I'd like to see what you have accomplished!
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Re: help for beginners

Postby ryzer09 on 03/10/2009, 10:06 am

no problem
i will see how it turns out thanks again.
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Re: help for beginners

Postby ryzer09 on 03/12/2009, 10:19 am

how do you get the particular plug in
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Topher on 03/15/2009, 9:08 pm

ryzer09 wrote:how do you get the particular plug in


you have to buy it for $300 from Redgiantsoftware.com or Toolfarm.com
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Re: help for beginners

Postby Minymurf on 03/16/2009, 12:10 am

ryzer09 wrote:how do you get the particular plug in


u can also download a trial from Redgiantsoftware.com
the only difference about this is that it has the watermark on it.

But if your tricky u can scale the layer and offset it so most of the watermark isn't showing ;)
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