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Tutorial - How to make the day to night effect in Elab Lite

Posted: Sun, 24th Jun 2007, 7:42pm

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RodyPolis

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In the video tutorial, it shows that you can only do the day to night illusion in Composite Lab or Vision Lab. But I know how to make it in ELAB.
1. In the timeline, you'll see your movie title. In that title you we'll see the "FX" red sign. Click on it and choose the day for night one.
2. Change the background color from black to white
3.Use masks to make the head light illusion. ( Remember to manage the transparency so it can look more realistic.)
4. The rest is basically the same as in the tutorial.

Bonus: If you're using a flashlight, it would be good to use some optics. It would be better.
I don't have a screen capturing program, if you know of one, let me know.
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 5:03am

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Axeman

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Actually, Digital Selection is what you are covering in this tutorial.
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 5:08pm

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RodyPolis

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I know, but this one uses Effects Lab
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 11:45pm

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Axeman

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Quite so, and I'm sure many EffectsLab users will appreciate the write-up. I only mentioned it because your heading, as well as the tutorial to an extent, make it seem like day for night is what you are explaining how to do. And in reality, you are explaining how to re-create the headlights effect using Digital Selection.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 8:43am

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Cogz

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RodyPolis wrote:

2. Change the background color from black to white
Actually this will only appear like this within the program, when you render out, the actual background of everything is always black.

You could perhaps get around it by importing an image which is just white.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jun 2007, 6:30pm

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RodyPolis

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that's true. thanks.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jun 2007, 8:09pm

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Plainly

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This is a very good tutorial, RodyPolis. Very short and handy.

Cogz wrote:

RodyPolis wrote:

2. Change the background color from black to white
Actually this will only appear like this within the program, when you render out, the actual background of everything is always black.
I learned that the hard way... wink