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Lego Animation with Chromanator

Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 8:52pm

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gekjas

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Hi guys, I'm having plans on making Lego-animations with chromanator (which I do not yet own) but then I looked at the Lego Clan III profile the other day and I mentioned it was made with AlamDV2 and not chromanator?
Is it even possible to make Lego-Animations with Chromanator?
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 2:00am

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XDanTheManX

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yes you can make lego animations with Chromanator but it would only really be useful if you were going to bluescreen/greenscreen you movie. With alamDV you can add special effects to your lego movies but you can't do any bluescreening/greenscreening. they both work it just depends what you want to be able to do in your movie.
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 9:45am

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Simon K Jones

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You can make lego animations with whatever you want. smile It depends what you want to accomplish.

Many of my favourite lego films have used Chromanator to composite shots and make them more visually interesting, combining several elements to make the scene seem more 'alive'.

EffectsLab can also be used to enhance lego movies. In fact, both programs are basically just as useful to lego movies as they are to live action movies. smile
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 1:02pm

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gekjas

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But what do you guys use then to create the basic animation for lego?
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 1:09pm

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Simon K Jones

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A camera, I imagine. smile

If your camera doesn't support frame capture in a useful manner, then you'll have to film each frame then assemble each shot into a single frame in your editing program, to build up the animation. There may be specialist tools for stop-motion, but I've never done it myself. Hopefully one of the lego experts will offer some advice.
Posted: Wed, 24th Aug 2005, 5:08pm

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Serpent

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Head over to http://brickfilms.com/ Tons of people have tutorials and whatnot.