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Advanced Masking [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 9:40pm

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FXhomer46845

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Hi, Ive been trying to work with advanced masking. I dont know if this is what you would call advanced masking... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v7dcM_kc-4
If this is advanced masking tell me on how to improve nd if not, what is?
Posted: Sun, 13th Apr 2008, 4:59pm

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Plainly

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I wouldn't really call that 'advanced' masking, as there is not much interaction between the clones. Well done, though!

Things that could be improved are:
1) At 3 seconds into the video, a shadow (I think that's what it is, anyway) behind the orange (or whatever it was) disappears.
2) The orange moves a tiny bit when you changed the shot in which it was.

Appart from that, it was really nice, though!

And, just for the fun of it, I'm gonna show you a picture that could be more accurately called 'advanced masking':



For every clone, as freehand mask had to be used and animated. You, it was just really square masks you used, am I correct? Now, I'm not saying this to show-off or anything (because I know the picture has many flaws--I just wanted to show you the use of freehand masks).

Anyway, I still think your video turned out great!

Plainly
Posted: Mon, 14th Apr 2008, 7:00am

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Cogz

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Nice scene Plainly, looks pretty complex, be cool to see how that turned out animated.
Posted: Mon, 14th Apr 2008, 8:35am

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FXhomer46845

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thanks plainly ill try to improve my video using those points and then try some clones walking past each other.
Posted: Tue, 15th Apr 2008, 12:50am

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Plainly

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Cogz wrote:

Nice scene Plainly, looks pretty complex, be cool to see how that turned out animated.
Heh, thanks. It turned out OK. The problem was just that I was very lazy by the time I had to do the effects for that part, having done an incredible amount of matte painting for another scene. (That, plus I was getting neither credit nor money for the film wink) Anyway, I'll try to add the final film to the cinema in 4ish weeks. razz I'm looking forward to see what you guys have to say! (If anyone actually responds, that is...)

FxhomerI'm2Lazy2WriteThe#sProperly wrote:

thanks plainly ill try to improve my video using those points and then try some clones walking past each other.
You're welcome! Just remember that if the clone doesn't interact with any of the elements in your scene, it's easier to film against greenscreen. smile Especially because rotoscoping is, in fact, quite a boring task, which requires listening to music and the occasional alcohol. Oh course, either way, you get a major headache.