CHEAP TRICKS #14 | Pixar’s Onward Half Dad Effect

Mar 6, 2020 1901 0 Share
Red Giant Team
Red Giant Team

Have you ever wanted to erase the top part of a body and just have a pair of legs walking around? Of course you have!

In this episode of Cheap Tricks, Hashi The Action Movie Dad shows you how to create the half-Dad from Pixar’s Onward. In shots ranging from simple to advanced, he’ll cover a variety of techniques for erasing characters from static and dynamic shots using 3D plate projection. You’ll also learn to conjure some Onward-Inspired magic spells and beams. If live-action footage isn’t your thing, Hashi also covers how to use Adobe’s Mixamo with Maxon Cinema 4D to create your own animated Dad legs in just 10 minutes or less.


Want to follow along? Don’t worry, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg (or even your upper torso)! You can download a free trial of both Red Giant Complete and Maxon Cinema 4D and have access to fully functioning versions of all of our tools!

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