How do you make lego people move in the air?

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June 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm #412131
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How do you make lego people move in the air?

June 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm #412133
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Move in the air like flying as a bird or just jumping ?

You can hand your minifig to a green lego brick, and then with a Chroma Kay, you replace the green by the background

June 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm #412136
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I think This should answer your question(s): … YK-VDbOpuc

If you dont have photoshop you can use gimp, Gimp is like Photoshop but is more simple.

Hope I helped,

July 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm #412174
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I don’t have photoshop or any thing like that on my computer.

July 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm #412180
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And here is a tutorial for masking w/ gimp.

July 18, 2010 at 1:50 am #412196
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Ivana May K'moovi

try tying fishing line to their arms and video taping. :brickmiss:

August 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm #412274
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Bafran works pretty well too.

August 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm #412275
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Well, I have a lot of experience with Chroma Key, but a green brick would not work out well as it wouldn’t look clear on screen.

What you need is a solid green background if you play on Chroma Keying. For example, I’d recommend heading out to walmart or Michael’s arts and crafts store or even staples and picking up a big green piece of paper. It’s more then enough to use for your minifigure and if you buy a few you can even use them for your sets.

Another alternative is take a picture of your minifigure and edit the background out with a green solid color and then go into Chroma Keyer and key it out and apply motion tracking.

For Chroma Keying I’d recommend Sony Vegas (PC only) or Final Cut Express (Mac only) and for motion tracking – go with Sony Vegas.

Hope I helped.

August 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm #412281
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The Doctor

Chroma keying is way to much trouble to go to for a simple effect that can be achieved with the awesome universal technique of “Masking”.

We should have a tutorial or ten around here on it so have a search and if all else fails then Google it!

August 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm #412297
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The program I prefer to use is GIMP to do my masking, while it may take some time it is worth it. So basically what you do is take a picture of your set with none of your figures or anything you want to mask on it. Now for the fun part, make sure you have the same lighting you took as in the Set Only photo. If you say, wanted to make your mini-figure jump do the proper animation and then put a brick or plate under its foot depending on the frame rate. When you have all your photos take the photos with the brick into GIMP and put them over your Set Only picture. Making sure you have alpha channel on in both layers start erasing the brick on the top photo. If you do this properly the Only Set photo will replace the erased parts and make it look like your figure is floating. I hope this helped. :)

October 5, 2010 at 4:38 am #412353
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You should also use just put the photo of background and the lego man on top of the the background then it will rub out the brisk and voila or just go to xxxfancypantsxxx tutorial

October 5, 2010 at 8:51 am #412355
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“legofilmer96″ wrote: Gimp!

And here is a tutorial for masking w/ gimp.

I’d Go With Gimp…Way Simple, I Use It….VERY VERY EASY

October 14, 2010 at 2:48 am #412369
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you know, you CAN just not do minfigures flying :P
but i just hold it and keep my hand out of the camera if i need to do it (just kidding) :rotfl

December 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm #412426
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The way I have done it is to suspend them with fine fishing line, which shouldn’t show in the final film (but you have to be careful with the lighting angle!), so no need to edit the photos on a computer. I explained it in more detail in a post last year:

December 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm #412427
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Dino Boys Brickfilms

The best way to do it is with masking. I prefer Gimp to do this ( but you could use paint also ( Here is a tutorial for Gimp masking:
Here is a tutorial for Paint masking:

Hope this helps!
Dino Boy Pteradon

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