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Reconstructing an image sequence

Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 1:09pm

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Chris Nelthorpe

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Hi guys,

I've been using Daz Studio to produce some basic 3D animations. Rendering an animation out as a sequence of .png or .tiff images is the only way that it retains its alpha channel, so is there then any way that EffectsLab can stitch the stills back together into a usable movie file for compositing...? Premiere Elements does this, but it does away with the alpha channel on rendering.
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 1:18pm

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Simon K Jones

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In the file menu there's an 'import image sequence' option. You can use that to import the animation as a single file.
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 1:36pm

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Chris Nelthorpe

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Thanks Tarn. I think I tried that but it didn't seem to work... I don't think the images were visible when I browsed the folder. Do the images in the sequence have to be a particular format for this to work, or am I missing a trick...?
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 1:37pm

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Simon K Jones

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PNG should certainly work. Can you see the images if you import them one by one?
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 3:10pm

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Chris Nelthorpe

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Yes, I can see them under the 'Media' tab on the right hand side...
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 3:14pm

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Simon K Jones

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The import image sequence option works slightly differently, in that you select a folder rather than a file. So simply navigate to the folder that contains your numbered images and import that. It'll then appear in the media browser as a single item.
Posted: Thu, 25th Feb 2010, 3:54pm

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Chris Nelthorpe

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Rock'n'roll, Tarn! Many thanks.