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Space Scene tutorial?

Posted: Thu, 5th Aug 2010, 8:19pm

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FireBrickFilms

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I was wondering if anyone could show me how to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnxQL_yH2zs

~Tom
Posted: Thu, 5th Aug 2010, 10:09pm

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Axeman

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Render the ships out of whatever 3D program you are using with an alpha channel. Then just drop them onto the canvas and animate them moving however you want them to. If you need something more specific, please let us know what area is giving you trouble. And keep in mind that since EffectsLab isn't a compositing program, there will always be limits to how good you can get this type of composite to look.

The composite in the video you linked is really bad, but if that's the type of results you are after, then you should be fine.
Posted: Thu, 5th Aug 2010, 10:42pm

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FireBrickFilms

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I don't really understand, I'm using images like in that video!
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2010, 8:51am

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B3N

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What do you mean? You have an image of a spaceship on a transparent background? or you have a space background?
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2010, 11:13am

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FireBrickFilms

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I have both, I don't know what to do next
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2010, 11:53am

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Simon K Jones

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Put the space background on layer 1.

Put the ship(s) on the layers above.

Go to the 'Animate' toolset, move forward in time a bit (maybe a second or two) and move the ship layer to the right.

The ship will then animate between the keyframes from left to right.

That's all there is to it for that particular effect.

However, as Axeman pointed out, the composite in the example is extremely basic. EffectsLab also isn't really designed for this kind of compositing and you'd be more likely to get good results in CompositeLab Pro or VisionLab Studio.