Question about effect/workflow


Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on a certain effect for me. In Smallville when Clark is exposed to kryptonite, red veins “crawl” up his arms. Does anyone know how something like this is done? I’ve been looking but so far found nothing.

Thanks for any tips.


i’d hazard an educated guess (without seeing the effect your refering to) that it’s 2d animated paint, 2d tracked and added onto the live footage.



Thanks, for some reason I thought it might be some elaborate 3d type technique. That gives me a good idea though, so I’ll try playing around with that.

Thanks again.


This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.