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Blender into CompositeLab Pro [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 19th Nov 2007, 7:00pm

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IcyDesertFilms

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how do you export a blender file into composite lab pro. because i've tried and it hasn't worked.thanx in advance for any help!!!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 19th Nov 2007, 7:31pm

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Axeman

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You will have to render from Blender to either .avi or .mov format, or to an image sequence. If you render with an alpha channel, then CompositeLab will even take care of the basic compositing automatically when you place the clip on the timeline.
Posted: Mon, 19th Nov 2007, 9:04pm

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SketchWork

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Yep - what he said. That will definately do the trick.
Posted: Mon, 19th Nov 2007, 10:35pm

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Rockfilmers

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Composite lab dosn't suprot 3d files. It' is a 2d compositer (Though, I would love to see composite lab 2 get a 3d compositer wink ) and like axman said you need to render it out first.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 1:24am

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RodyPolis

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SketchWork wrote:

Yep - what he said. That will definately do the trick.
WOW that was so helpful. lol just kidding
Posted: Wed, 5th Dec 2007, 12:19am

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IcyDesertFilms

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thx
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 1:58am

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IcyDesertFilms

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i cant find any simple key or button that says anything similar to export .mov what do u click?
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 5:13am

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Axeman

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In Blender? I don't think there's a simple key or button to do anything. wink I'm not really familiar with blender, other than knowing the interface is a bit difficult, but check the "render" section of the manual, it should be pretty easy to find such a crucial element of the program.
Posted: Thu, 20th Dec 2007, 12:47am

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CyberLeech205

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In Blender, if I'm not mistaking, at the bottom of the screen where your tools are,(depending on how you have customized your interface), there is a button that says 'render' or 'rendereing'. When you click that button, a list of file formats appear...ex. .JPEG, .BMP, .PNP, .AVI...
Check out the tutorial section at the Blender Website and you'll find it.

http://www.blender.org/community/user-community/
Posted: Thu, 20th Dec 2007, 9:14pm

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Mandalorian

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CyberLeech205 is very close. It doesn't say rendering, but in the render context, there is a button. By default it is set to JPEG. Click it, and it will bring up a list of different formats. Once you select a format, it will ask you what codec you want to use. You can change these settings anytime by selecting a different format from the list or by hitting the 'set codec' button and changing the codec settings. There's also frame settings so you can set your frame size in the same window.

If you need anymore help, just ask away. I'll do my best to answer. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 3:40am

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IcyDesertFilms

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umm you guys probably stopped checking this awhile ago but... ok

so i have rendered it in full, i can play it back this time i put it in avi codec, before i used quicktime but now what?

i try saving the file again but wheres the video? is there some place it goes?
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 4:24am

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IcyDesertFilms

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sorry guys, ignore the last post by me, after about 30 minutes of reading the manual (thanks for the hint) i found out that BLender has a habit of sending rendered movie files to strange places...... i searched my computer and found like 20 files from the past year named something crazy like 0001_0132.mov! well thx !!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 5:06am

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Plainly

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Yeah, Blender's a very entertaining program. You'll never foresee what it does next. wink

Just one thing to be careful about: Whenever you render something, try and put it in a folder that you know how to find, and to rename it (the file, not the folder), because otherwise (this already happened to me) you might get two files called 001.png in a certain folder, and the last one to be added will automatically replace the second one.

Which, of course, is not good! razz