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Updated tutorial: Making a hologram


hologram-1jpgClément Granjon has updated his Hologram tutorial with a 30-minute videotutorial.

Clément writes:

I have updated my tutorial on "how to make a hologram", I have made a 30minutes
video tutorial on how I have created it. I have improved some settings (lighting
and compositing).


Hope you like it ;)

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. ... but I miss one thing:
    That doesn't look like the holos in StarWars!!!
    I think because of the static behaviour of the holo!!

  2. Cool! I'll be sure to try it out!

    By the way, where is the image that's with the article from? Because it looks to be one of my renders that I posted here:

    If it is, then it's not even showing the great results the tutorial will create!
    I made it before the files and tutorial were updated, plus it was done using a technique slightly different to Clément's, as I wanted to see if it could be done using a pre-rendered video, or using a video shot in front of green screen. I found that it could be done, but it didn't look anywhere near as good as the original technique.

    Assuming it is my render, them I'm absolutely fine with you using it (I'm really glad you chose it!) , but I just think it doesn't show what a great effect the tutorial can produce!

  3. @ everyone: You can also animate it if you want, I'm good at animating right now so I didn't made an example. For the shaking "style", I didn't test it yet, but I really want to try it !

    @Bart: here is a reday made image you can use (sorry to didn't submit it to you): (use the image you want in this file

    @macouno: I don't really understand want you mean... Not enough realistic ? Not animated ? Not joined to a scene ?

    By the way, in my free time I'm currently trying to improve the realism of this technique (changing colors, textures, compositing...), it becomes harder with the time. In the next two week, I will work on a incrustation (photography/3d) and I want to join the hologram to my models, so I will inform you the result =)

    Hope I can show you how to make it better and better with the time.


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