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Adding animation from Daz Studio [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 12th Nov 2007, 6:09am

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Bflat5

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I've created an animation in Daz|Studio. Nothing special, just tinkering with it trying to learn how to make them. When I add the movie in Vlab it removes the black background, but it also makes the animated creature very dim, almost transparent.

How can I correct this, even if the animation I want to add is black, say like a gorilla or somehting?

Instead of a black background, should I use green or blue?
Posted: Mon, 12th Nov 2007, 7:15am

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Axeman

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Your best bet is to render the animation with an alpha channel. Then Vlab will automatically detect the alpha channel and remove it. Alternately, you can render onto a blue or green background, but a straight alpha render will give the best results, and is the easiest.
Posted: Mon, 12th Nov 2007, 11:28pm

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Mandalorian

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The alpha background you have to be very careful with though. I've made some things with alpha channels and even the shadow areas become transparent. I suggest going with the aforementioned green/bluescreen options.
Posted: Tue, 13th Nov 2007, 1:23am

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Bflat5

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Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. smile

Just as I posted this last night I tried the green background and it worked like a champ. Now I just have to figure out how to create the shadows.