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Help with keyframes of rotoscoping a lightsword [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 2:18am

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steve1966

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I am trying to rotoscope some parts of my video and don't want to break it up, can I delete keyframes of the rotoscoping only allowing certain parts of the video to show the rotoscoping and therefore render it as its whole?

Thankyou for any help in this area

Steve
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 7:20am

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szczepanski

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If the neon light is staying in the video on keyframes where you don't want it do be, you can move it onto the black part of the canvas where there is no pictue, therefore leaving you with no neon light in the video where you don't want it to be. I'm not sure if that was what you were reffering top, but it if it. Then yeah that's wat you do, then you can render the whole video with one go.
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 8:18am

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steve1966

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I will try that, thanks szczepanski

Steve
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 12:16pm

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CyberLeech205

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Or, you can stop the effect by changing the duration of it. Then, when it's time to come back, draw another effect and copy/paste your 'neon glow' (so it's the same color and what not) to that one and set the proper duration of that one.

Just remember, there's always more than one way to do things. wink
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 3:49pm

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steve1966

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I just tried that one but can you have two colors while doing this, or must you render with one color?

Steve
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 11:41pm

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Every shape within a single neon effect will have the same glow settings, therefore, the same color. So you have a separate effect on the timeline for each lightsaber, and within each effect you can have as many shapes as you want for that particular saber.

That being said, I'm sure you have reasons for not wanting to break it up, but I highly recommend exporting only the scenes that require effects, as it keeps things more manageable, speeds rendering times up greatly, and makes it easier to fiddle with the edit during the effects process, should the need arise.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 4:06pm

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CyberLeech205

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steve1966 wrote:

I just tried that one but can you have two colors while doing this, or must you render with one color?

Steve
The only reason that I suggested the copy/paste function, was if the sword went off screen for a bit and then came back, you would want it to be the exact same.
If doing different colors for different scenes, then it wouldn't matter. Usually, a different sword would have different attributes.
But, Axeman has a good point. If you just split your footage only where effects are needed, would probaly be easier. Unless, you're using a 'grading'.