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Posted: Fri, 29th Jan 2010, 5:31pm

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i just got the $35 fire effects in today, and i tried it out, and it not auto keyed, and when i key the black off of it myself, it doesn't work around the corners of the flame, so is there something i gotta do before i use it or something? all i did was take the files, and copy them from the disk to the comp, and use them as media, is there something else i should do with them??? please help sad
Posted: Fri, 29th Jan 2010, 7:38pm

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Toruk Macto

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I not really sure if this is the problem, but click on the layer, and on the object attributes page on the top right corner of the screen choose 'screen' instead of 'normal'. Hope this helps.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 6:08pm

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Fxhome Dude

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I think Max is right about that being the problem. However the add composite method might work better. At least it does for me.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 7:39pm

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Yes you should either use the "add" or "screen" composite modes but if you really want to key out the black... use a "value key" and play with the settings till you get the look that you're after.
The good thing about keying stock footage is that you can then use color correction so the stock fits your scene... food for thought. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 8:30am

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Shootout Productions

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If you do key it yourself, remember to scrub through the movie and check that your key works well through the whole clip, you might have to animate the black/ white value as well as the range. Hope this helps.