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fire on hand

Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2008, 9:03pm

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prokidsfilms

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how do you get the fireball or whatever float on the hand and move with the hand?
Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2008, 11:54pm

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Axeman

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You animate it. Using keyframes, you can position it at intervals and the program will fill in the frames between. For example, position the effect where you want it on frame 1. Then go to frame 10 and reposition it where it should be now. The software will interpolate the positions for frames 2-9 automatically. It won't always be accurate though, since it doesn't know how the hand is moving exactly. So you may have to go to some of the frames between and reposition it, creating new keyframes.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2008, 1:02am

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prokidsfilms

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ok gotchya how do u get the 2 frames in 1
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2008, 4:35am

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Could you rephrase the question?
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2008, 7:02pm

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prokidsfilms

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yeah that question didnt make sense so do you have to crop or matte or just place it on the frame on the spot thats all
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2008, 8:18pm

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Axeman

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If you are using an effect created in VisionLab, like a particle effect, you can just adjust it to the length you need. If you are using stock footage, you will have to use one technique or another to composite it onto your footage depending on the stock clip you actually use.