View Full Version : TIMECOP time travel effect??? Anyone know how it was done?
09-06-2003, 10:33 AM
Anyone know how it was done? The TIMECOP with Jean Claude Van Damme time travel effect. Where he appears out in the middle of a road and then a truck almost runs over him. It appears to make a ripple effect as he appears out of thin air.
Was hoping on recreating that effect. Anyone know how it was done and what was used?
a clip or still or something to reference would greatly help :)
09-07-2003, 08:58 AM
Hope you can tell me an easy way to do this. All I have at my disposal is After effects and premiere pro and photoshop.
Enjoy the clip cause this is one great movie! :-)
Clip is encoded in Xvid codec format to save some space. :-)
You can also go to www.imdb.com and search on timecop there you can view the preview for the movie it shows the time travel effect they do.
09-07-2003, 06:10 PM
you could use an animated radial gradient as a displacesment map...then use the footage of your actor as an additional displacement map as he/she enters...
give that a try and let us know if you have any trouble
09-07-2003, 09:02 PM
Sorry but I am a fairly new user with these programs. How and what programs would I be able to do this in?
Thank you so much! :-)
09-08-2003, 01:09 AM
I haven't looked at the clip, but to elaborate on what the other guy was saying about displacement maps.
effect > distort > displacement map
A displacement map uses image data from one image source to distort the position of pixels on a target image. For example you could make a video clip of a wavy turbulent sea and use its 'luminance' or perhaps red and green channels to distort a picture of someones face making it wave around. It is a great effect, and very powerful when you know how to use it. It's great fun too so I suggest you investigate it. Read the hlep files for some more info.
09-08-2003, 01:20 AM
here is a prety simple tutorial on displacement maps :
try implementing it for what you want to do and check back here if you have any problems...
the more I think about it, the more I think that Timecop used exactly this method...it really will work.
09-08-2003, 04:59 AM
Like this (http://www.vfxvancouver.com/movies/transitions.mov)?
Couple techniques I used, animated displacement, roto, dissolves. From a long time ago..
I rented Timecop and frame by framed some of the sequences. A couple seem to have been done with rudimentary 3D, with an animated displacement for the ripple.
01-16-2006, 01:00 AM
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