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Unread 05-04-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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See Through Mascot Eyes?

I'm trying to fnd a decent tutorial for see-through mascot eyes. I want plastic that can be seen out of, but not into very easily (think one-way mirrors, which work by a film on the side of a pane of glass coupled with lighting differentials) As the inside of the costume will be darker than the outside, this could definitely work in theory. IN tactics, I don't know how to get the eye image and the right film.

I really don't want to do a mesh eye. That's how Rocket is, but the fur hides it well, pus it's dark. Ratchet has big, white eyes and the effect looks bad. I tried.

Some Spiderman suits have the one-way eyes I'm describing, but I can't find the tutorial anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Unread 05-04-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
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I've seen plastic domes be used, also clear vinyl. You can draw/print out the eye image, cutting out the black part or the eye, which is where you would see from, and use black chiffon or another suitable see-through fabric. However, lots of suits have white eyes..you can make these not all out of mesh but by cutting out the eye shape out of a plastic bowl (That's the white) and using mesh only for the iris/pupil. (These are mine, using the white plastic method: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16127895/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14290989/) A sample of dome eyes, (Not mine) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10470781/

A third option could be large resin eyes, where vision is out of the tear ducts, and not the eye at all. Ratchet seems to have a more toony looking eye though, and to me, these types of eyes are more suited for realistic style.

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Look up tutorials for the dead mouse heads. I know a lot of people use the mesh in them, but there's bound to be someone that doesn't...

One other idea I just thought of is this- have you tried the lenses from those oversized raver goggles? They're *somewhat* see through, but I bet you can find a cheep pair in the right color, then pop out the lenses and use those...
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