Looking for hologram VFX tutorials

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Supernerd, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Yo momma's house
    I am trying to find tutorials on how to make futuristic holographic VFX with After Effects or Motion. The only thing I have seen so far is a FilmRiot tutorial on how to make the cowboys and aliens arm thing, is there anything else someone has seen? I was thinking of going to video copilot next...

    I am trying to get effects similar to those seen in these short films:

  2. macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    what specific effects are you going for? can you pick out examples from those short films (with corresponding time)?

    I noticed a lot of HUD type effects, so the video copilot one would probably get you on the right track:


    For a holographic type effect, there's this old one from Creative Cow:


    I'd also look into some tutorials on motion tracking if you plan on trying to match your graphics with motion footage.
  3. Supernerd, Jan 2, 2013
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    thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Yo momma's house
    I don't know exactly what effects yet, but the HUD thing from Sight that is built into their eyes, I was thinking of doing something similar as a camera display, sort of a futuristic found-footage idea. Also, the holographic "panels" such as the advertisements on the sides of the buildings in the Plurality film are something I would like to know how to do. I have experimented with motion tracking and know the basics of how to do it. I was also wondering how to do something like the game he plays with the cucumber, at 1:20, in Sight, when it projects lines onto the cucumber.

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