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Please i need help with this effect

Postby success on 01/2/2016, 8:22 am

how can i create smoke in human form
there is this project am working on and for the past few days i have been trying all sought of techniques to create a demonic smoke in a human form but i still end up with a bad result.

please any assistance or advise will be usefull
Thanks
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby star+circle on 01/2/2016, 10:17 am

So: what did you try already? Are you using any plug-ins? I'd say Particular with a layer emitter.
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby ukilledkenny7 on 01/2/2016, 10:34 am

Yeah, Particular would most likely definitely be the way to go. May have to create a roto layer of the person and then use it as a layer emitter to generate the smoke. That would be my guess, though I'm certainly no expert.
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby success on 01/2/2016, 1:18 pm

Yes i have particular but i really dont know how to go about it for this particular effect
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby success on 01/2/2016, 1:26 pm

@kelly...... please which of the videos in your channel am i supposed to watch that can help me create this effect ....
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby Farmfield on 01/2/2016, 2:58 pm

I'm amazed at the answers in this thread as the question is so amazingly vague. Smoke in human form, how? Do you have any type of reference you are thinking of as inspiration? In contrast to those who already answered, I really get no clear idea of the concept from as simple a description as that.
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby success on 01/2/2016, 4:12 pm

am sorry if i had not asked my question well but this is what am trying to create
smoke_monster_by_muro91.jpg


Any assistance is appreciated
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby JPT7505 on 01/2/2016, 5:27 pm

Well that just looks like an image with a feathered mask and particular coming out the back of his head.
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby Farmfield on 01/2/2016, 6:03 pm

success wrote:am sorry if i had not asked my question well but this is what am trying to create
smoke_monster_by_muro91.jpg


Any assistance is appreciated

Oh, I was actually complaining more about the people answering than you, or not complaining, really, more that I just didn't get how they came to the conclusion of what techniques to use for an effect so vaguely(*) described, personally I was more thinking of the shadow demon in GOT (this one: Warning: GOT level crazy sh!t) and that's not something easily done in compositing...

(* LOL, my spellchecker suggested "vaginally" even though vaguely wasn't even misspelled xD)
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Re: Please i need help with this effect

Postby Farmfield on 01/2/2016, 6:06 pm

Anyhow... For the type of effect I think of after seeing your previz, it all depends on what footage you have or are going to shoot. You could combine a shot plate with some type of particle emission, perhaps combining blurred particles with particles using an animated sprite - if I remember correctly, Andrew provided some looped smoke sprites in the portal tutorial which might be of help...
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