Mr Fantastic (or Plastic Man) long arms
I need to have Mr Fantastic stretch his arms out in my stop motion.
They *could* be wiggly but it won't hurt if they stretch out straight.
I am using Hitfilm 4 Pro.
My ideas :
1) Draw them on frame-by-frame. This isn't impossible but I have found drawing something to match video is difficult.
2) Cut off the arms and keep adding them onto the end of the existing arm... frame-by-frame. This works but doesn't look great
3) Create the long arms as an image and then unmask that image while moving an image of the hands to the end each frame (actually that won't be needed as I can move the image with hands on it). I could add waves if I wanted the wiggly.
So, doable, but is there a super slick method?