3D Studio Max R4 Ghosts

Posted on 2002-03-19
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I'm looking for a way to make a ghost(that looks similar to ones in movies) not a cartoon ghost but to import lets say a poser figure and give it a ghostly look.
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Brighton earned 25 total points
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When you apply the texture map to the surface of the object ( in this case it is a imported poser object ), set the transparency (opaque) setting between 5-10.

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ninjadeathtouch earned 25 total points
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Another cool thing to do is give your ghost character a material ID of say 2, and then use a nice glow filter on it - like the one that comes with Real Lens Flare Pro - with the material ID setting.  It has an option that allows you to create a gaseous outline to the ghost and by altering the phase over the course of your animation is will look quite nice.  You could alternately use a particle plugin like Sandblaster Pro, and use the ghost character as a particle emitter - If you surround the character with particle deformation objects that make the particles twist and curl (like cigarette smoke basically), then when the character moves it will look quite sweet.  Obviously the particles need a low opacity and Ideally a nice soft light source but it's worth it when you see it working!.


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Whew! Very clever!  You guys are good!  Glad I stopped by this question.

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I just like to play... :)

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Is that an answer then?

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