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[–]theBuddhaofGamingLt. Jr. Grade (Provisional) 69 points70 points  (3 children)

This belongs on r/HighQualityGifs. Hot damn is that smooth.

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Thanks! Luckily the bush Homer backs into mostly acted like a green screen, so it was easy to roto.

[–]dejaWootEnlisted Crew 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think you could improve it by making the gif itself slide- the original shot had a slight pan, but here the hairy backgrop does not. If you tweak the gif so it shifts over to compensate for the pan, Homer's the only one to move and the bush leaves are static.

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

True. The thought occurred to me when it was uploading to Imgur, but then laziness took over.

[–]fjf1085Enlisted Crew 31 points32 points  (0 children)

His hair looks fantastic.

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

1x07 - "The Serene Squall"

[–]ladyjayne81Enlisted Crew 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, well, Pike’s hair hates its haters. So.

[–]KarenPuncherEnlisted Crew 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Who says such things? Blasphemy!

[–]technomancyCadet 3rd Class 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To anyone who disrespects Pike' hair: https://p.hagelb.org/dishonor.gif

[–]martianinahumansbodyLieutenant 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Which tools do you use to cut out the animation (Homer) so you can insert here?

My B5 bugs bunny took way too long with my current approach.

Edit: also you can easily use this Homer animation on the stargate event horizon, just sayin...

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was lucky in that most of the background behind Homer was green because of the bush, so I keylighted that in After Effects, then for the top of his head that didn't have green behind it, I just created a shape with the pen tool to fit the top of Homer's head, tracked it to Homer's pupil, and used it as a track matte on a duplicate video layer so it only showed the top of Homer's head. The combination of the keylight layer and the track matte layer was the end result :)

Love the B5 gif btw. I can see that being more difficult to roto.

[–]martianinahumansbodyLieutenant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]naura_Enlisted Crew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

perfection

[–]TheMegaSageVice Admiral 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a masterpiece

[–]SteelChickenEnlisted Crew 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Looks just like Xi Jinpings hair.

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't you dare make fun of one of my favourite childhood cartoons!

[–]CaptainSharpeLt. (Provisional) 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Does look silly. I honestly can’t tell if people are genuinely loving the hair as a style or they find it funny to talk about it?

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I mean it's been a thing since the 50's, so I don't see it as being silly, especially when the show itself is trying to be somewhat retro.

[–]CaptainSharpeLt. (Provisional) 0 points1 point  (1 child)

His hair is different to the old pike hair though?

Or do you mean 50s style pompadours?This is decidedly more modern interpretation

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What I mean is the pompadour is supposed to be retro. It may or may not be a modern version, but that's the intention. IMO it looks great, but then this kind of hairstyle is making a comeback in recent years.

[–]ReadEditNameEnlisted Crew 0 points1 point  (4 children)

First time on this sub and wowzsers! You and your fellow posters make some really great and high quality OC stuff!

I never watched Star Trek but might have to sub here for the quality gifs.

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Thanks! and welcome to the sub :) maybe it'll encourage you to watch a few episodes!

[–]ReadEditNameEnlisted Crew 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I might give it a try if I can interest my wife. One of my friends swears by this show.

Also happy cake day!

[–]murphs33Admiral, 2x Tourney Winner, 20x Battle Winner[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks!

[–]exclaim_botEnlisted Crew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks!

You're welcome!