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15/03/2017 19:23:02

gatosencarnaval
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I'm trying to do one of my characters was struck by a lightning. He's dancing (in the rain) and I've thought I could paralyse him in his previous posture and paint him black, but I don't know if paralysing a character in the middle of a movement is possible. Does somebody know how do it?
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15/03/2017 20:10:35

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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gatosencarnaval wrote:
I'm trying to do one of my characters was struck by a lightning. He's dancing (in the rain) and I've thought I could paralyse him in his previous posture and paint him black, but I don't know if paralysing a character in the middle of a movement is possible. Does somebody know how do it?


Here are a couple of things you might try:

prepare character actions > sci-fi > electric shock

and/or

right click on character > edit > effects > body > electric shock

if you want him to look charred afterwards, you could create a blackened skin texture, then keyframe it:

prepare character properties > pick character from list > track: custom texture > animation: keyframed (or directed)

you could also put the skeleton in the same place as your character and toggle their visibility to get the classic cartoonish "see the skeleton while being shocked" effect

None of that will paralyze the character, but if you keyframe the texture change to take place while he's writhing around, when he stops I think your audience will get the idea.

If you absolutely need him to freeze, using a stop frame in your video editor is probably the easy way to do it.

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edited by PatMarrNC on 15/03/2017
edited by PatMarrNC on 15/03/2017
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15/03/2017 21:18:40

gatosencarnaval
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Thanks a lot, PatMarrNC. I'll try your ideas. I think they could work quite well.
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16/03/2017 10:41:25

Anticip
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gatosencarnaval wrote:
paralysing a character in the middle of a movement is possible.


Actually it is not so tricky but you need to know your way around Muvizu a bit.

Step one : create your set and put it on a layer (name it "background" for instance).

Step two : create your character and put it on a separate layer (name it "character" for instance)

Step three : animate the thing and film it but try to have a static camera, at least from the moment you want your character to be stuck and forward.

Export it but don't choose an AVI sequence, choose a TGA sequence (export as PNG) with separate layers.

You will end up with a long list of separate images, which can be easily used in After Effects.

The background you don't have to care so much you just put all the images in.

The character you do the same but you remove all images after the one where your character is stuck the way you want. That last image you make it last the rest of the clip.

If you do it this way, and not a stop frame in the video editor, what is nice is that you can have a moving background with action going on (rain falling people yelling etc.) and your character is the only thing paralysed.
edited by Anticip on 16/03/2017
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