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Help Me With Ships!!!

Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 5:07pm

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FiveIronFrenzy

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Hey, I need help (not very suprised are you)! Okay...here it goes!

I am making a space scene.
I have two ships on the screen.
One is chasing the other.
It fires a laser.
The other ship blows up.

After I exported the movie (quicktime) the ships looked very phoney, as the moved across the screen. Any help on smooth, fast ship movements would be nice.

Another thing...What is the Effect_Frame_Mover plugin? You can fing it in the "cgi" column.

Oh..and by the way, every one who helped me with laser, and masking effects. I finished a scene that came out greatly. Thank you all!


I will learn from your wisdom. It will be very welcomed!

Andrewtheactorman will help! Will you? You seem to be on top of things!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 5:11pm

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Brettsta

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Hmm... If you are using something like premiere to edit, when you export your ship from alamdv, make the backround blue. Then open in it up in your editing software and put it where you want. Chromakey the blue out of the picture. Now, add motion blur. Tell me if this helps.
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 5:42pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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The Effect Frame mover is basicly what it says. The video can be moved. I personally havent used it, but you can do many things with it...

Say you had an earth quake and you wanted the video to shake, you could use that and "rattle" it around.

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The ship things you could do this!

Keyframe the ships going accross, as you said you did, and then export it to quicktime like you did. Import the exported quicktime to AlamDV. Use the FRAME MOVER like i said before to make the camera "move", it will add another field of movement making it look nice and swell.

*OR* do it the easier way, if you have Premiere, take your scene and and use the motion tool ( RIGHT CLICK > VIDEO OPTIONS > MOTION) and make the camera pan.. Center the clip and zoom in, then make the camera pan.

To make it look better, you could adjust the coloring a bit to make it look a bit more professional..etc..etc.


PM me if you have anymore help, i just tried out that frame mover plugin, and its a bit confusing. I will try to figure that out...


Hope this helps, lemme know!
EDIT! I DID A TEST SHOWING WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU DO! http://static.zed.cbc.ca/users/d/drawstuf99/files/spaceshiptest-motioned.mov


Andrew biggrin
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 6:44pm

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4036Douglas

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the frame mover can also be used to artificially zoom in.
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 7:21pm

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FiveIronFrenzy

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I have abode premiere, but I have not used the Motion option much at all.

Explain...
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 7:32pm

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FiveIronFrenzy

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EDITED!!! http://static.zed.cbc.ca/users/d/drawstuf99/files/spaceshiptest-motioned.mov

THIS IS A COOL TEST
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:33pm

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Sollthar

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Yuck, 7 MB for that... crazy

Looks quite cheap as well... confused
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:33pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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thanks.

By the way, that explosion is a plugin i made for alamdv and is waiting for review at this very moment!
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:36pm

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Sollthar

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You should Deinterlace properly... thats the reason it looks jerky. Something's wrong with the fields. sad


And find a better compression! crazy
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:39pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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OK! OK! sorry!

i would suggest a 3D program like Blender to do ships. It would turn out alot better than my little test. In a 3D prog. you could download a model and be able to fully customize the ships.

Yes, my test is pretty poor. And sorry about the compression.

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Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:41pm

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FiveIronFrenzy

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Hey AndrewTheActorMan...

How do you make plugins?


Well, I thought is was pretty cool....
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:44pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/creatingplugins.html

Look around in the forums for tutorials