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rendering mask color change

Posted: Thu, 31st Jul 2008, 10:37pm

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WheresmyPBProductions

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Alrite, i got a problem. I made a mask for my Call of Duty movie, and i made it colored red. Now i finished and rendered it, and when i imported it back to WMM, the red mask was just black. I tried adjusting the render settings and whatnot, but it doesnt seem to work. Any help here?
Posted: Thu, 31st Jul 2008, 11:11pm

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goddard996

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That is because the mask simply removes the part of the video that it is covering.
Posted: Thu, 31st Jul 2008, 11:21pm

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WheresmyPBProductions

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yea i no how it works....but i changed the mask color to make an effect like being injured in call of duty by changing the mask COLOR:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33448&highlight=

And wen i put it back to wmm, the color is different, and i dont no how to fix it.
Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2008, 1:34am

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Changing the colour of your mask will not change how the final render will look; you just change the colour if it helps you animate the mask for some reason.

What a mask does is, as goddard has said, remove a part of your video. (That doesn't involve changing its colour!) What I suggest, if you want the area of video that you masked out to be red, is to go in Microsoft Paint, fill your canvas in red, save the file, import it in EffectsLab, then put it under your video. That way, the red from the picture you made will be seen through the area of your video that you masked out.

I hope this helps you . . .? If you still have questions, ask away!

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