I am making an intro for 'The Tim Show'. The thing is I've only modeled a good head and that's mainly it.

The intro will be like shadows of a person, with a drill in a hand, etc. Look here at 1:07 on the earth. Here is an image of it: Silhoette

(I do not want a globe/sphere, only on a screen)

But it will be with Blender (yes!!) and will not be on an earth. I may enhance it with some other stuff.

The thing is I don't know where to start and I need a fast solution as I am under pressure.

Thanks in advance

  • $\begingroup$ What about an animated texture? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Nov 3, 2013 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ By mainly a head, that is the thing I have ever done in Blender (that head is not in the intro) $\endgroup$
    – Turbo
    Nov 3, 2013 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ how long is the clip supposed to be? $\endgroup$
    – Vader
    Nov 3, 2013 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ @JebediahKerman: As long as the beginning of this: revision3.com/tbhs/double-decker-3d-printer-part1 $\endgroup$
    – Turbo
    Nov 3, 2013 at 22:08

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You can use a human mesh with a shrinkwrap modifier on a plane. Let me show you an exemple:

First if you want to use an human body you can create it with makehuman and import it in blender with all the skeleton. Then you can create the animation of your human. Human from makehuman

After that you can add the surface where you want your silhouette to be. For the exemple I used a plane.

Human with plane surface

Now you can add the shrinkwrap modifier on your human.

shrinkwrap modifier

Now it's time to render. I've done the render with cycle, in blender internal you have problem with the superposition of the mesh like this:problem render

So here is the final render with cycle:

cycle render

Here is the video example on youtube.

And of course it works with animation. Hope this can help you.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks so much! WHat is the license for using makehuman? Thanks! I speak french too at home, I live in the UK! $\endgroup$
    – Turbo
    Nov 4, 2013 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ @TimTimmy See their website. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Nov 4, 2013 at 18:18

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