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    How was this done?

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    Re: How was this done?

    That is a very well done illusion.  I am still puzzling it out.  Thanks for the share.

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    Re: How was this done?

    Looks to me as if the foreground blue table and the cardboard box are 3D models.  The rest is just smart compositing.  It's how I would do it, anyway.

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    Re: How was this done?

    Yea... except for the flaps of the box, perhaps.

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    Re: How was this done?

    No, even those are more than doable using modern mocap tools.  You would need a reference of some sort to maintain the geometry though.

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    Re: How was this done?

    'cept that his fingers grab them... I'll need to look at it again. The box itself is definitely a 3d model... maybe modeled over a real box with the flaps left real. That's what I was thinking anyway...

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  • Wed, Feb 5 2020 10:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: How was this done?

    I had to do something similar ten years ago, and in my case I also roughly modelled the hands.  They weren't rendered, only their shadows were.  With the hands rotsocoped over the top of the object that actor was supposedly holding it was a seamless join.

    However I don't think that this was done or even necessary here.  What was used as reference may even have been green panels allowing shadow data to be produced.  Whatever they were, there would have been a foreground and a distant version that were optically aligned and subsequently removed from the shot and replaced with the modelled box in post.

    Analyse what actually happens.  The two side panels in the foreground are closed by the actor.  Once closed they can safely be ignored, but they may even have been dropped out of shot at that point.  The actor then moves behind the distant panels and opens them and steps into the "box".  There could have been a reference panel for the back of the box, but it wouldn't be completely necessary.  He then falls back, which is the only part of the action that looks dodgy.  Any cleanup needed would have been done using a reference clean frame.

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