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Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:22:12 PM »
Sharing my first REBOR figure.

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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 01:31:15 PM »
That looks really good! Very realistic.

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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 03:39:50 PM »
Thanks Jose!
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 03:22:15 PM »
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 09:20:39 PM »
Admit I never thought of using Hulkbuster Armor to keep my dinosaurs in line...good plan ! ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »
Great work!! I look forward to more of these images. Seems that there's so much more that we can do with our collections than just put them on a shelf and give them some eye time.

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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 02:40:07 PM »
Admit I never thought of using Hulkbuster Armor to keep my dinosaurs in line...good plan ! ^-^ ^-^ ^-^

 ;D didn't occur to me that way! Because of its heft, its always used as a weightstopper to prevent my reflector from falling onto the toys.


Great work!! I look forward to more of these images. Seems that there's so much more that we can do with our collections than just put them on a shelf and give them some eye time.
Thanks PhilSauria! Yes, in some cases setups can be achieved using items from the dollar shop.  :)
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 02:50:24 PM »
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 05:40:43 PM »
Cool dioramas! The dinosaur choice and lighting works very well  :)
Also a bit random, but the title is digiramas, did you mean dioramas? Or is it intentional?
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »
Cool dioramas! The dinosaur choice and lighting works very well  :)
Also a bit random, but the title is digiramas, did you mean dioramas? Or is it intentional?

It's likely intentional. The term 'digirama' appears to emphasize that at least one aspect of the diorama is digitally made.

Anyways, nice compositions OP. These works prove that there is definitely value and effort in a digitally enhanced/composed diorama.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 07:15:47 PM »
Digital enhancment is probably one of the best things we got from this century, the results are pretty impressive
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 07:22:47 PM »
Digital enhancment is probably one of the best things we got from this century, the results are pretty impressive

For me, the best thing about it is that I can use many digital enhancement programs to draw and trace over maps (an odd pastime of mine)  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 07:43:39 PM »
I would love to monkey about with digital enhancement, but I don't know how or were, not that I'm dumb (I could graduate high school right now and go to college), but I'm too lazy to do it  :))
so instead I look at other peoples cool pics and have a fun time  :)
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 04:39:44 PM »
Kind compliments Lizerd & Ravonium. Thank you.

Yes I've come to learn that the technique to shoot using digital backgrounds are coined 'Digirama' by the Toy community.
For my case I can't really keep dioramas due to limited living space, hence got used to shooting using a monitor screen.
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2018, 04:45:52 PM »
Nice work! Compositing can be tricky, but the toughest bit, in my experience, is lighting, and you seem to have a pretty good grasp of that.

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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2018, 06:01:25 PM »
I say you made good use of digital enhancement, keep up the good work!
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Re: Plastic Resin Heroes - Digiramas & Chromakey
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2018, 09:40:23 AM »
Thanks again Lizerd & Patrx!


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While sourcing digirama backgrounds I learnt about the Petrified Forest — known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago.

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2018, 03:07:05 PM »
Wow I am not usually impressed by digital dioramas (I prefer the 3D kind) but your shots are in a league of their own. I was always intrigued by glass matte paintings and blue/green screen technology in the old stop action films of yesteryear.
I would love to know what technology you use to incorporate your backgrounds even though I may not grasp it.

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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 04:04:09 PM »
Amazing shot, as always you did an awesome job  :D
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2018, 06:13:17 AM »
Amazing shot, as always you did an awesome job  :D

Wow I am not usually impressed by digital dioramas (I prefer the 3D kind) but your shots are in a league of their own. I was always intrigued by glass matte paintings and blue/green screen technology in the old stop action films of yesteryear.
I would love to know what technology you use to incorporate your backgrounds even though I may not grasp it.

Thank you Doug & Lizerd.

I shot the subjects behind a green cardboard and removed the excess green areas digitally using Photoshop. Based on the backdrop image I will set up situational (warm/cool) light cast using LED panels on the subject, such that light source is aligned with backdrop's. To blend foreground image with the backdrop, I am using Photoshop's Adjustment Layers (Exposure, Color Balance, Saturation & Brightness-Contrast). Lots of trial-and-error until I feel the overall looks okay to my eyes.
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