Perspective Tricks 4: contra-zoom AKA the dolly zoom AKA the Vertigo Effect.
How to automate it in Blender using Drivers.
Plus a demonstration of how we measure camera angle in millimetres.
With C64-like cover versions of Bernard Herman’s theme for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and and Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads. I normally search Youtube for creative cover versions on creative Commons, but no-one created good version of these.
I started this before my son Odin was born, and now he’s two and a half months old!
Every so often it’s good to take a bit of greenscreen footage, place it like a cardboard cutout in a 3D scene, and do some nice smooth CG camera moves.
Now you can key out the greenscreen within material nodes!
Credits in order of appearance:
Little House by dono
Aquarius Loading theme from Super Carling the Spider by Joe Dixon
Floppy Disk Drive Write by mrauralization
Material Girl by Madonna arranged for C64 by Sami Sepp
Photo by Eugene Capon from Pexels
Peacock by Magdabed
Rendering bloom with an alpha layer in Eevee is not straight forward – but it’s not that hard either. This tutorial assumes you’ve already made the smoke, and are now hunting for that elusive transparency.
For a while now I have been working with artist Unus Safardiar creating CGI visualisations for giant kinetic sculptures … and, working with fellow Blender user Peter Applerock, we created what turned out to be an incredibly complex artwork to be undertaken by such a small team :
A video artwork to be displayed on a 20m x 4m screen seamlessly looping with no cuts, multiple moving parts, close integration of CGI elements with human actors, morphs between actors, and complex mechanical rigs.
While the neck and head morph was done in After Effects, the greenscreening and compositing of the helm was done in Blender, which allowed for 3D elements to appear both infront and
behind the actors, and the light of the flames to reflect on the actor’s head.
We are planning to show the final video alongside some of Unus’s giant kinetic sculptures on number of galleries in Russia, England and Germany (and perhaps more) in 2019 including
The Federation Tower, Moscow (the tallest building in Europe) and The Saatchi Gallery, London.
A BUG-FIX IN BLENDER 2.8 HAS MADE THIS EASIER!!! Make sure that your version of Blender 2.8 was released on or after 3rd Jan 2019.
Rendering smoke with an alpha layer in Eevee is not straight forward – but it’s not that hard either. This tutorial assumes you’ve already made the smoke, and are now hunting for that elusive transparency.
The .blend files can be found here: https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/93211
Note – 40% faster refers to the tutorial being 40% shorter – not counting intro and outro.