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I took a LEGO pirate ship I had laying about and took pictures of it with the camera I do my stop motion with, the resolution is 1360x1024. This picture seemed the get the best results in Chromanator, however they were still completely unacceptable.
As you can see there are ugly white edges around the image, or transparency where there should not be transparency. If I have the black level to high I get white edges and to low I get the unnecessary transparency. And if you think those pictures look bad you should see the same ship in a night setting, the edges may as well have on screen signs pointing to them saying, “Look I used green screening software!” and this has nothing to do with the lighting inconsistencies of the ship with the CG world. So do you think this is the falt of a bad green screen or bad lighting, or have I been using Chromanator wrong? This green screen was just made with flat green paint.
Now whatever the quality of my green screen job people will know that a LEGO ship in CG water is a green/blue screen, however I am dong tests on the ship because I am sure that if I can green screen it, I can green screen anything. But I need to be able to make convincing night green screen shots, on my current project I don’t want people to even think I used special FX, even though there is no way I could do it without them. The reason I like Effects Labs so much is because the moderators sometime reject my films because they can’t tell I’ve use it.