SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 25-07-2002, 01:44 PM   #1
Russell
Registered User
 
Russell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default That "High Speed" Feeling Again :)

Hey Gang!

I've got a question re: the effect used in movies like Jacob's Ladder, House On Haunted Hill and the pilot episode of Freaky Links. It's the effect of a head or other body part shaking/moving really fast. In the film world, the effect is achieved by undercranking the camera to 3 or 4 frames per sec. and when it's played back at normal speed, it looks like the head is moving in an unearthly manner (REALLY fast). How can this be acieved in Maya? Is it even possible? Or must I do it in post? Thanks for your help!! If anyone can help, I know it's you great dudes and dudettes!

Russell

:banana:
__________________
Russell Bolding
CEO/Founder - Russelltopia Studios
Web:http://www.russelltopia.com
Email:russbo@russelltopia.com
Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2002, 02:54 AM   #2
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Talking A few ways to do this...

It's best to do it in Post, but...

-One quick and dirty way to do this in MAYA would be to mess with your cam's shutter speed, using a 2D or 3D MBlur on your object(s).

-TWO quick and dirty ways to do it in POST would be:

WAY 1:

1. Render the frames of your Maya scene that you want to go really fast at a frame-rate of 45 frames per second.

2. Using your compositors "interpolation" feature, stretch the length of your frames in a NEGATIVE direction, thus, making them appear to go faster. (In After Effects, this feature is called "Time Strech"). EXAMPLE setting: (-50%)

WAY 2:

1. Render the frames of your Maya scene that you want to go really fast at a frame-rate of 15 frames per second.
DON'T use any Motion Blur.

2. Bring those frames into your compositor, and again, using your compositors "interpolation" feature, stretch the length of your frames in a NEGATIVE direction, thus, making them appear to go faster. (In After Effects, this feature is called "Time Strech").
EXAMPLE setting: (-50%)

3. Use your compositor's bluring, or frame blending features to add the drama of speed, that way you can control the detail of your shot a little bit more

MY prefered way to do this is below

1. Render your maya scene at 30 frames per second.

2. Bring those rendered frames into your compositor, and adjust your comp's output frame rate to a higher frame rate than your rendered frames.
EXAMPLE:
-Your Maya frames are rendered at 30-45 frames per second.
-Your Compositors frame rate output set at 60+ frames per second.

3. Use your compositor's bluring, or frame blending features to add the drama of speed, that way you can control the detail of your shot a little bit more


Hope this helped
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.