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> do you ever get a rig shot and your like argh!
DonJuanMair
post Jan 16 2010, 03:30 PM
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Every once in a while ill have a rig shot thats a lot more work to clone out the rig. I havent had one for a while but i have one at the moment and its pretty tough.
Anyone else have these instances also?
Carbon fiber hoods are fun too smile.gif
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post Jan 16 2010, 04:31 PM
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Yeah, some shots are just nightmares to work with. My last cover shot for Vette Magazine had one of those, where I thought I might not be able to get the rig out but luckily, I was able to.

I suggest you work on it for a while and then give it a day or two break. When you come back you will have a fresh perspective and it usually goes easier.
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post Jan 16 2010, 05:32 PM
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Myself and Mike Bowen rigged one of those cars that has a cage for a shell (forgetting the name) with virtually no body panels, so we had to use a couple extra clamps and magic arms to grip the bars, that wasn't fun cloning out because I had to basically replicate the suspension in one shot.

I agree with Justin, if it starts to get frustrating, take a break and come back to it.
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DonJuanMair
post Jan 16 2010, 06:29 PM
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glad im not alone!
im just doing it bit by bit like you guys said. I remember i did one like this before and was working on one part for at least 3 hours. I got tired and left it and then went to bed. I got up the next day to find that my wife had restarted the pc for some reason! now i save every 20 mins!
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post Jan 16 2010, 07:06 PM
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this is what im dealing with, the problem im having is getting the gradient of the paint work looking realistic.

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post Jan 16 2010, 09:49 PM
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eek.
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post Jan 16 2010, 10:16 PM
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Oh damn, please post the final!
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post Jan 16 2010, 10:55 PM
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QUOTE(mackey @ Jan 16 2010, 09:49 PM) *
eek.


ha i know!


QUOTE(Synesthesia @ Jan 16 2010, 10:16 PM) *
Oh damn, please post the final!


i will do smile.gif
I think I have it now, just one more section left and I'm onto editing the actual pic and not the rig!
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post Jan 17 2010, 02:23 AM
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I'm supprised you got the rig on a mini at all, when I tried the hood was to weak.

Let us now how you solved it!
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post Jan 17 2010, 05:32 AM
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Did some basic clone job for you... you can use this and polish the rest
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post Jan 17 2010, 07:12 AM
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that's sloppy tongue.gif smile.gif
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post Jan 17 2010, 07:42 AM
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Well, maybe its easier to work with something like this if you are feeling mentally blocked by the original. Besides there's no point in spending hours on fixing a small jpg, for me =)
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post Jan 17 2010, 07:57 AM
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i know, but if i were you i wouldn't even touch this picture and if were Anthony i wouldn't use it on my photo smile.gif
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post Jan 17 2010, 12:20 PM
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i think if it were Mr D's image and he had a full res pic he would do a great job, i have seen his ps skills. But i have almost finished my edit......its not perfect but for having what i started with im happy.

Martin i hear you about the mini, its actually really difficult to get a rig shot on that thing, the hood is really curved and there are only a few areas where you can place the suction cups.
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post Jan 18 2010, 04:36 PM
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So here is a before;



and here is after;



i think this was the toughest rig shot i have worked on, i know its not perfect, but overall im happy with it. even at high res it looks real good still. The main problem i ran into was the gradient of the paint. It was interrupted by the huge shadows and then the actual rig blocking out most of the hood.\
I started working on the simple stuff first, the pole in the sky, the bumper and then the light. i found the light hard because it was curved so i couldnt just use the clone tool. I did what i could and then ran the liquify filter to put it where it should be.
Then onto the hood, i got rid of it the best i could but there was no way i could reproduce that gradient realistically. I reduced the opacity of the clone tool to 30% and started working from the darker area of the hood to the lighter area, then it started to blend a lot better. I used a couple of masks in areas and just added a gradient fill and used the darker red and the lighter red and then just added some noise to mach the rest of the hood.
Then the highlighted part of the hood i repeated that.....and then finished the windshield, which was easy.
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post Jan 20 2010, 08:08 AM
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It's amazing!!! It's perfect in every detail...i can't understand how is it possible...Are you human Anthony???
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post Jan 24 2010, 07:45 AM
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erm.. one from today...



Stupid Minis...
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post Jan 25 2010, 04:52 AM
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Nice job dude!

Quick question: Why do you guys always put your rigs on the bonnet? I've only once ever attached the rig to the bonnet (it also happened to be a soft-top car). The rest of the time, the roof is always so much easier!
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post Jan 25 2010, 05:12 AM
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it gives you more extension. On the roof you need a longer rig smile.gif
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post Jan 25 2010, 05:37 AM
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Also, bonnets tend to be stronger, so more likely to hold the weight of the rig without leaving a mark.. (apart from 911s)
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