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One More Important Question of Cloning [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 17th Oct 2006, 3:10pm

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Silentfox

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I read a lot of tutorials of cloning but theres 1 question no one answered yet my video has a platoon of soldiers walking down the street and i need to clone i want them in rank and walking as 1 group how will i know the spacing between each soldier and the timing of each walk for each clone whats a good way to measure this so they dont go too fast and walk through each other?

the platoon is marching of maybe 3 columns with 6 soldiers in each column
Posted: Tue, 17th Oct 2006, 3:34pm

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Simon K Jones

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If they're marching, then they should all be walking at the same speed, shouldn't they? Otherwise they wouldn't be marching very well. smile So as long as they keep to their trajectory it should be fine.
Posted: Tue, 17th Oct 2006, 6:41pm

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What you can do is lay out lines on the floor in the path you want then to take and them make sure that the time it takes to get from one end of the line to the other is the same for eveyshot.
Posted: Tue, 17th Oct 2006, 7:03pm

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Silentfox

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Great Idea Multiwagon but the thing is we only have one person to be fit for the soldier we are cloning so thats the real question how to do it with one person.. sorry i didnt add that before
Posted: Tue, 17th Oct 2006, 7:57pm

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Do you need to know how to clone in general or how to clone this specific shot, because my idea would work, it's just intensive masking.
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 3:14pm

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Silentfox

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the specific shot
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 7:44pm

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wow, overlapping them would be a problem
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 12:09am

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Multiwagon

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Well then what you do is just have the "clonee" follow the lines for each soldier and then just mask each shot together so it will look like they are marching
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 3:27pm

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alright we got the footage together but when more problem

its been said all over but theres the light keeps getting brighter and brighter everytime i layer it so i know you have to mask but what do i have to mask

A) each soldier's clip as he marchs
B) maybe the base video
C) each soldier's clip itself like each layer of video?
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 6:49pm

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Imagine it like this. You take 10 pictures and place them on top of each other. In each picture the soldier is standing in a new spot. you have to cut all around the top picture to see the actor beneath it and then cut out that picture to see the actor beneath that. Just imagin cutting out as a mask.
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 8:02am

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Silentfox - what are you using to composite the clips? Sounds like you're using an add/screen blend.
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 2:57pm

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Silentfox

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there is only the option of add or screen
Posted: Mon, 23rd Oct 2006, 8:20am

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There are a number of posts on that subject, i suggest a quick search through this forum, one i've just come across:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25919