This was a fun project. Around the time Iron Man came out, I was really into playing around with Photoshop (I had 7 at the time), and so I decided to play around with the 3D filter. After a while, I had created my own Iron Man HUD, and I liked it so much, I did a few more like it. This is actually the second in the series. It was funny, because I later stumbled an Abduzeedo tutorial on how to make your own, but it wasn't nearly as good as what I got from just playing around on PS.
may I ask how did you do that "bulge" effect, I mean the HUD kinda pop up and curved.
I used the 3D filter in Photoshop, then mapped each layer to its own sized sphere depending on how far from my face it was supposed to be
downloadable template ?
This is awesome man, but hey... i noticed you said you used the 3D effects option, i have CS4-CS5 right now and im wondering can i do about the same in photoshop? Id like to make something similar for my friend who's an upcoming Artist
Ahh, CS5. For some ridiculous reason, Adobe changed up the 3D effects options in CS5, so while it is possible, I personally just downloaded the old 3D effects plugin and installed that instead of learning the new one.
So basically... im gonna have to make a huge sphere, make it invisible, and paste my images on it maybe add some glow, some blurs and stuff for when i make the HUD?
You could do that... how I did it was I just made the layers flat, added the effects like the glow, transparency, etc., then I used the 3D filter to give them their curve. I used different sized spheres, such that the closer to my face the hologram was supposed to be, the smaller the sphere I gave the hologram itself.
can this be use with video like adobe after effects
the media player icon is a damned fine touch
nice. u should do one with the reflection of incoming rockets. i haven't seen anyone do an hud like it online..
I always loved this.
As you can see, it's clearly just a manipulation on my profile pic.