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lightsaber rotoscope help

Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:57am

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Filmguy2008

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Hi,

I am rotoscoping frame by frame. Problem is, after I complete several frames, and then go back3-4 frames to double check my work, the 4 point scope has moved out of place on it's own! Is there a way to turn this feature off, to where it is not trying to adjust on it's own? It is doubling my work efforts because I have to go back and adjust work I have already done.

I tried the "live chat", but was unable to get a live person.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:10am

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Axeman

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The best time to catch someone in the chat is during standard work hours, Greenwich time.

I'm not entirely clear on what is happening. What are you rotoscoping? What process are you using to re-position it? You position it on frame 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, then go back to 2 and it has moved?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:15am

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Filmguy2008

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I am rotoscoping lightsaber scenes.

the process I use is to move the what ever of the 4 points needs to be moved on the next frame. Some times, no movement is necessary, but most of the time, I have to slide the 4 points around to align with the saber in the film. However, when I go back to check the work, everyother frame has been altered, even though I went through EVERY frame the first time through the edit.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 9:26am

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Simon K Jones

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Did you place keyframes on every frame, though? If not, the program will automatically interpolate from one keyframe to the next. You can find out more about keyframes here:

http://fxhome.com/support/video-tutorials/view/8/timeline

And to answer your other post (no need to start a new topic, so I've deleted it), no you can't turn off tweening.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 3:43pm

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Filmguy2008

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There is a blue rectangle in every frame, so I guess the answer is yes. I have gone frame by frame so far and moved the 4-point saber outline to match the saber that is in the film, but when i go back a frame or two or thre.. i can see my work has moved on it's own, EVEN THOUGH i had made specific locations on every frame.

I didn't think tweening was supposed to do that, but to only extrapolate between the frames where I have not made any keyframes? What's going on? It doubles my work load. = (
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 3:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, tweening will only occur between keyframe. If you have keyframes on every frame then no tweening will occur.

Can you send your project file to support@fxhome.com for us to take a look at?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 3:51pm

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Filmguy2008

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Possibly. How long will it take for someone to actually look at it and get back to me? I know you guys are busy.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 4:04pm

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Simon K Jones

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Send it over now and we'll check it out this afternoon (can't guarantee we'll have a solution this afternoon though...). You don't need to send all the media, just the project file itself.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 5:58pm

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Filmguy2008

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what e-mail should I send it to? Whom do I address?

Thanks
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 6:53pm

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Axeman

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Email it to team@fxhome.com . Go ahead and address it to Tarn.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:01pm

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Filmguy2008

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I just sent it. It should be half way across the Atlantic by now. Modern technology still amazes me!