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Can i do green screen in effectslab pro w/o a mask effect?

Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 1:48am

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FXhomer47426

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Hey, I'm trying to do a star wars style dogfight in space by using space ship models on strings in front of a black backdrop and then placing a space background later. The thing is, if i don't use that SUPER tedious masking effect, the space ship will appear partially see-through. I was wondering if there is a tool i can use so that the ship appears to be in front of the picture of space i put in with my computer.
I'm hoping you can follow all of that.
Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 4:23am

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Axeman

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There isn't an automatic way to do that in EffectsLab, no. The reason is that what you are trying to do is compositing, and EffectsLab is not a compositing program.

Either CompositeLab or VisionLab Studio could handle that quite easily, however. And if using either of those programs, you may get even better results using a greenscreen than using black, depending on the colors of your spacecraft and how they are lit.
Posted: Thu, 15th Oct 2009, 7:54am

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, you definitely want to shoot this against greenscreen and use a proper compositing program.

Also, if your video camera has the ability to shoot at a high framerate, make sure you ramp it up as far it goes.