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Posted: Sun, 2nd Jul 2006, 8:49pm

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newpornographer

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i've looked on the forums and of course the manual, but im completely lost on how to put stock footage of explosions onto my own movie

if anyone could point out a tutorial or just simply explain it that would be very cool

im pretty new to effectslab, and just getting to grips with it, so any help would be much appreciated...please smile
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jul 2006, 9:02pm

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Sollthar

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That seems to be some pretty "hot" porn you're making. wink


Basically, you need to import your stock and hope it's either alphachanneled or shot so it can be composited using a simple light based filter.

I recommend reading the manual part about stock footage.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jul 2006, 9:57pm

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newpornographer

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thanks alot dude, i read instructions, imported (an explosion) and the black background disapeared automatically - worked cool smile

however, the footage appears to be slightly transparent - is there any way around this, for example masking?

other users appear to be the same probs on other threads but it doesn't look like it's been resolved
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jul 2006, 10:35pm

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brennanmceachran

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what do you mean by slightly transparent? Post a picture for more help.

Edit: Just looked at your Nickname.... maybe you should post a censored/pg13 picture... there are young kids on this thing we call the interweb. lol just kidding.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 4:11am

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Axeman

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It hasn't been resolved because it is supposed to work that way. To get an explosion, or similar footage, to composite realistically you need to use either an Add or Screen blend mode.

If you want greater control over compositing, CompositeLab has been designed for that purpose.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 8:25am

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Simon K Jones

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Footage/images with alpha channel will composite too, using a normal blend mode. So you can still integrate footage from 3D applications, for example, or from Photoshop.