How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

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How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

Postby senordinosaur on 09/25/2014, 9:40 pm

Working on a fantasy music video thing. I need a book to sit on a desk and open magically and then the pages start to turn all on their own kind of quickly.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this effect?
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Re: How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 09/26/2014, 8:43 am

Wire or fishing line to open the book.
A fan to start the pages turning. (You'll need to block the wind so that nothing else in the shot is effected by the wind or digitally add in the other objects [by shooting the shot twice - once with the wind and book, but nothing else, and once without the wind or book, but with the other props]).

Alternatively, have someone do a camera track, match lighting, model, texture, and animate a book.

The first suggestion is much more fun, is easier, and is more realistic. The second suggestion is...pretty awful.
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Re: How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

Postby Farmfield on 09/26/2014, 9:13 am

senordinosaur wrote:Working on a fantasy music video thing. I need a book to sit on a desk and open magically and then the pages start to turn all on their own kind of quickly.

Any ideas on how to accomplish this effect?

Andrew actually did kind of a tutorial for this in the behind the scenes footage from the Demon Cam app... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7CzC8jcZJY#t=2m27s
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Re: How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

Postby jonnytracker on 02/16/2015, 5:00 am

if you use 3dsmax , there is a script for page turn.. 3d book
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Re: How to make a book pop open magically and pages turn?

Postby nopow79 on 03/27/2015, 6:51 pm

There's a custom 3D book for After Effects here: http://creationeffects.com/3d-book-and- ... intro.html
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