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Can compositeLab multiply (clone) people? [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 7:03am

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4Starters

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Can compositeLab multiply actors/objects? If so what section would it be in? Before I found fxhome, I saw another site that sells cheap fx products, but it was only for mac and they didnt have a helpful forum/presets. Anyways I saw they can composite 3 people into 100, can CompositeLab do this?

Thanks
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 8:32am

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Hendo

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Yes, CompositeLab is well suited for this task, which is often referred to as "cloning" or "duplicating".

If you search the forums for those words you'll probably find more tips.

Using a greenscreen is one option but you can also use garbage mattes or masks. Here's a tutorial to get you started if you don't want to use a greenscreen. (The tutorial is for Chromanator which CompositeLab replaces but the techniques are still valid.)
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 8:58pm

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4Starters

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Thanks, but one question, are there any limits useing Clab for cloning? I mean in movements, how fast/active can an actor move in a scene filled with clones? Can the actor being clone move at all?

Another thing is, in the tutorial, the guy keeps saying click on the square button with a cross, is this part important? I feel stupid trying to look for it and cant find it.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 11:42pm

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There are many differnt ways to clone someone in a shot, and how much they can move depends on what technique you are using. Movement of any type is certainly possible, but depending on what movement you need, you can choose a technique that can make your work in compositing the scene easier.

That tutorial is for a different program. so some details, such as that button, may be different. Look at what the button is doing in the tutorial (why is he clicking it?), and when you understand that, you can figure out ow to accomplish the same thing in CompositeLab.