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Making Of 'Spider'

By Andrew Averkin
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Date Added: 15th March 2011
Software used:
3ds Max

Post - Production

With the final render ready, I went into Photoshop to do some post processing work on the image. I decided that I needed to somehow select the spider from the scene, and so to do this I rendered a ZDepth channel which created focus on the spider (Fig.45).

Fig. 45

For the smoke in the scene, I created it with FumeFX and applied it above the basic layer in Multiply blending mode (Fig.46 - also see Movie.01). I also did some colour correction and used a glow effect to make the image not too bright and a little more washed out. Finally, I used a vignetting effect and chromatic aberration to make the picture look more realistic and believable (Fig.47 - 49). And there you have it, the Spider image was complete. Thanks for reading!

Movie 1

Fig. 46

Fig. 47

Fig. 48

Fig. 49

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(ID: 137303, pid: 922658) Wodanbrlam (Forums) on Tue, 31 July 2012 9:21am
this brings memories back to life[img][/img][img][/img]
(ID: 136955, pid: 0) Darren on Sun, 29 July 2012 11:58pm
Ah, Wonderful. If only it was detailed, i could have learn so much!!
(ID: 38207, pid: 0) Thyago on Sat, 19 March 2011 8:26pm
I would wish be capable to do half of what you've done! Thank you so much for sharing it! Cheers!
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(ID: 38074, pid: 845866) Rocneasta (Forums) on Thu, 17 March 2011 4:14pm
this brings memories back to life
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