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- August 17, 2007 at 12:29 PM #37067AnonymousInactive
Alright, one more question (this isn’t realted to the last one). For an intro, I want to have a close-up of an eye. I want the eye to blink and when it opens, I want to have fire in the lower half of the iris. What should I do to achieve this? I also wanted the fire to change shape slightly to form a pair of wings (The name of my studio is Hidden Phoenix Productions), but the first fire part is the only mandatory part. Any ideas?
This is a relatively easy effect to do(depending on the program), but first we need to know what programs you can use.
Oh right, I have Final Cut Studio 2. So I’ve got FCP2, Motion3, and Color, along with the various others. I don’t have Photoshop or anything. I had that in my last post about Sin City, so I didn’t put it in this one.
You will need some footage of a fire in order to do this.
Get your eye video shot and your fire video.
Import it into motion with the fire layer over the eye layer.
when in the fire layer you will need to zoom into the eye and mask out where you want the fire to appear you will need to set the selection to add so that it gets rid of what is not in the mask.
From there I would set the opacity of the fire layer so that the eye is visible through the fire quite a bit.
Also, if you want the fire to have more of a "window reflexion" type of look, use the "screen" compositing mode. It cuts out black. Using this and manipulating the opacity, you could probably end up with a great looking effect.
To from the pair of wings you will just need to change your mask shape slowly to start forming the wings in your time line. You may need to stretch your fire video depending on how big it is.