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Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 4:21am

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hatsoff2halford

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Hey,
well im really considering getting chromanator because it is such a powerful program. Except i dont have the best green screen skills but i would still like to have it for cloning and animation. Is it that hard to figure out how to light a green screen easiley? and become descent at making a good composition?
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 4:25am

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Marek

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The good thing about Chromanator is that you don't have to have a perfectly lit screen. You can key really well with even a poorly lit greenscreen.

It's not really hard to light a greenscreen, just so long as you light it evenly and brightly, and have the actor stand far enough away from the screen to minimize spillage, you should be fine smile
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 4:28am

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hatsoff2halford

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I dont have to light the person seperately right? i was reading some forums that talked about lighting the person sperately or something along those lines
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 4:32am

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Marek

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It helps, but you don't necessarily have to light them seperately.

http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=14
This tutorial might aid you a little.
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 11:07am

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Simon K Jones

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Lighting the subject separately isn't necessary as such, but bear in mind that you'll want the lighting on the subject to match the lighting in the rest of the composited scene.

Setting up a greenscreen is by no means difficult, it just requires a bit of a careful planning and attention to detail. It also doesn't need to be expensive, as you don't need to get professional chroma paint/fabric - as long as the green approximates the chroma colour, it should be fine.