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Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 8:44pm

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Frank Black

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I read the glowing eye tutorial below, but I must be doing something wrong, because it never works the way it is written.

Could someone be so kind as to explain it in greater detail?

Thanks for your time.

Riz
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 2:27pm

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Frank Black

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Is there anybody out there that can help me on this?

Thanks
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 2:57pm

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Can you be more specific about what bits you don't understand? Its hard to help without knowing what bits you need help with smile
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 3:31pm

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Frank Black

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OK here's the Tutorial by Silver Dragon7 which I e-mailed for some further explanation but I'm still waiting so in the mean time I thought I would reach out for some help

"First off... You make a color grade above the movie clip/image and then add whatever grade for feel fit, I'm using Ambient Light...

Image 1.

Then you need to mask it so the grade doesn't effect the rest of your image/movie...

Image 2.

Now you want to use a freehand mask to mask around the eye...

Image 3.

Now you want to click composite in the color grade atrributes and add Gleam: Composite and mess around with it until you get you perfect results.


Step 1 I understand
Step 2 "Then you need to mask it so the grade doesn't effect the rest of your image/movie..." No clue
Step 3 "Now you want to use a freehand mask to mask around the eye..." I understand
Step 4 "Now you want to click composite in the color grade atrributes and add Gleam: Composite and mess around with it until you get you perfect results." I understand this as well,


So...you might be thinking what is my problem, it is step 2, mask what? Also when I mask around the eye, what if I have two (2) eyes I want the effect to show thru. I need a walkthru.

Thanks for your time

Riz
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 3:40pm

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JackPot

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Ok, I just had a go and this is what I did:

1) Added my movie to the timeline.
2) Added a 'Grade Object' to the timeline.
3) Chose the 'Ambient Light' filter, as picked a colour in the filter.
4) In the grade object on the timeline, I created a free hand mask by clicking on the 'Mask' attribute. (I then inverted the mask)


If you want it to work for two eyes create to Grade Objects.

JackPot
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 4:08pm

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pixelboy

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Actually, instead of creating two Grade Objects, you can just use two freehand masks. Draw the first mask around one eye and set it to "Invert Shape: On" so that the grade only shows up within the mask (on the eye.) Then draw the second mask around the other eye, but don't invert it. Just change it from "Transparent Mask" to "Opaque Mask." Then the grade should show through to both eyes. Hope that helps!
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 4:13pm

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Aha yeah, pixel boy is right about the two eye technique
Posted: Wed, 12th Sep 2007, 4:31pm

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Frank Black

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JackPot and pixelboy,Thanks for your help, I appreciate it a lot!!

Riz
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 2:21pm

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Frank Black

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One more question.

This is glowing eye is going to be used in a movie clip. How do I get the mask to track with the person moving?

I tried copying then pasting further down the timeline but all I get is another ambient light on the Grade object section.

Thanks again for your help

Riz
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 2:22pm

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JackPot

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You will have to move the mask on each frame to the position of the eye.
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 4:26pm

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Frank Black

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Thank You very much for your help!!!

Riz
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 4:58pm

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You will have to move the mask on each frame to the position of the eye.
Mabey not every frame. I mosley do every 2 or 3 frames and it looks fine. But iff the action is changing dercetion all the time I would do it frame by frame.