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Problem with disappearing People.

Posted: Sun, 9th Oct 2005, 6:47pm

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gekjas

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Hi all,

I'm still running on the demo of chromy but I do have a serious problem.
I made these two short pieces of footage which I am kicking my friend twice.

1. My friend hits me in the back but I hit him and he falls to the right
2. My friend comes in from the right en I strike him back... he falls back to the right.

My problem in all this is. When my friend in 1 is falling to the right, my friend in 2 is already coming in. My drawing is not very straight so the falling friend in 1 disappears in the mask of 2.
I don't want this to happend. Of course I can draw more precise but I can't draw each frame again so it will always stick out a bit. I tried transparant effects already but came out with nothing. Can't the movies just run into each other on easier way then just drawing really secure?
Posted: Sun, 16th Oct 2005, 5:06pm

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Wizard

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gekjas wrote:

Of course I can draw more precise but I can't draw each frame again so it will always stick out a bit...
I'm sorry gekjas, but I am not entirely sure what you mean when you say that you can't draw each frame again. You wouldn't necessarily have to draw every frame again, as long as you have enough vertex points made to do some slight tweaking.

gekjas wrote:

Can't the movies just run into each other on easier way then just drawing really secure?
If the footage you are masking is too complicated to do the slight tweaking I suggested above, then there is no way to over come this issue any easier with a garbage matte. There is a way to do this kind of work more easily, and that is with a green screen. Unfortunately you have to re-shoot your footage in front of a green screen, better time your footage with out a green screen, or re-do every frame of your current footage by hand.

I was hoping this would receive an adequate answer, that would supply you with a method to avoid having to do all of that work again, but it would appear a solution like this does not exist. I was thinking that you could just move the movie clip with "friend number 2" further back in the timeline, so that he enters at a later time, but this would not work, as your movements would most likely have to be in sync with his.

Sorry there is no quick fix.
Wizard.
Posted: Mon, 24th Oct 2005, 10:06am

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gekjas

Force: 209 | Joined: 20th Jul 2005 | Posts: 79

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Thnx wizard, nothing to worry about.
The footage I shot was just a test that took no longer then 15 minutes of filming.we made 3 or 4 diffrent tests to check out what the possibility's are. Stupid that I din't came up with green-screen myself. Though it is a quiet logical thing to do. +1 anyway for making me remember wink
Thnx