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moving objects and red hot metal effect

Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2011, 11:35pm

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I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm not to proud to ask:) now I'm new to vision lab and wanted to know (i'm sure there is a way) how to "copy and paste" a (masked?) object? and to put it in a different movie. example: a Jedi throwing a box(from a seperate image)at his opponent with the Force. or, a plane plummeting to the ground.

also, if anyone knew a way to create a hot red metal effect, such as a blow torched safe, or a lightsabor-cut plane. thanks for any help!
Posted: Thu, 14th Jul 2011, 2:16am

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Well, I think I may have answers to both.

1st question: Just get a picture of your box/airplane/giant marcupial of death that is being thrown or falling or what ever, and garbage matt the rest of the picture out out. (to garbage mate go to the "key" options then hit "matte" then hit "garbage matte." It works exactly the same as masking, but deletes anything matted out. (The best way to do this is to actually draw the matte around the object you want, then inverting the matte.) Then get your footage of your Jedi, sky, or running and screaming people, and put that footage BEHIND the picture. Then animate the picture to what you need and TA DUH! You have your shot. (If you're not sure how to animate pictures or footage, just ask.)

2nd question: The easiest way to do this would be a neon light effect (a freehand shape.) Simple as that.

Again, if you need any help, just ask, and I'll be happy to help however I can.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jul 2011, 5:16am

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If you want to use a masked bit of footage in more than one project, the best way to transfer it is to get the effect all set up the way you want, then create a preset of the layer, that can store all of the mask data and any layer movement you have added, etc. Then, in any other project where you need to use it, just import the same bit of footage, then apply the preset to it, and all your masks and whatnot will fall back into place.