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10/09/2011 15:41:04

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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a) recorded dog on bike against greenkey enviroment background
b) used SVegas to create transparent video (uncompressed)
c) loaded video as texture on backdrop
d) moved backdrop as required

Allows for objects/characters to move together
edited by toonarama on 10/09/2011
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10/09/2011 17:35:09

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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That gives me all kinds of cool ideas. Great work Toonarama!
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10/09/2011 18:13:18

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Outstanding Toonarama!

Could you explain the exact settings for sony vegas please

Cheers
D
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10/09/2011 18:56:58

simonhefferMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Fantastic!

Hmm - I've got Adobe Première Elements I don't think that does transparent video
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11/09/2011 05:10:33

65Radius
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Toonarama,
When Dreeko used his invisible platform to get a character on a horse (Gallop test), he opened the scope of muvizu for all sorts of weird and wonderful things (genies up in the sky, people walking over tall buildings, etc). I believe your demonstration of the transparent video with the careless driver will have a similar effect!
congrats ! And good bye to layered greenscreens.!
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11/09/2011 11:38:50

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Dreeko wrote:

Could you explain the exact settings for sony vegas please

Cheers
D


Thanks Dreeko but it's the Muvizu team who deserve your praise.

In Vegas

a) Apply Green Screen effect
b) Edit effect - Adjust mask using threshold sliders. Easiest done by temporarily selecting "Show mask only". Aim to get rid of the greys and get pure B and W. Add a tiny bit of blur (if desired) to soften edge of mask
c) Make movie> save it to hard drive>next
d) Format>Video for windows (avi)
Template>Default template (uncompressed)

thanks

Toonarama
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11/09/2011 11:40:14

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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simonheffer wrote:


Hmm - I've got Adobe Première Elements I don't think that does transparent video


I've got PE4 but haven't tried it yet but I see no reason why it shouldn't work as long as an uncompressed format is used. I'll try and experiment on Monday evening
edited by toonarama on 11/09/2011
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12/09/2011 20:24:47

tripfreakExperimental user
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This is really cool ! Cool

But as you know I'm always looking for a free alternative.
This time it was easy since I already made a short comparison of different chromakeyers:
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The simple solution is called "CineGobsKeyer": Link

The handling is very easy and there are several tutorials in the Help section of the software.
You'll find some free explosion examples here: Link
After chromakeying you can either export "RGB+Alpha" as "PNG (Single File)" and get numbered PNG-files or even better directly the transparent video without the need of VirtualDub.
As I noticed today you should change the frame rate (under Input) to 25 (or even more ?) !
Otherwise the video will flicker !
Finally, it's also possible to select only certain frames or change the size of the video before export (under Output).

Check this out !!! Thumbs Up

P.S. Here are some examples (changed from 5 to 15 fps) produced today: Link
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13/09/2011 08:30:08

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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another great find Tripfreak - it looks like it's very well featured - I'm going to download it and give it a go. Thanks.
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13/09/2011 10:11:25

paulparker
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I Tried with toonarama settings, I tried with cinegobskeyer............and I imported the avi file in a backdrop,in Muvizu..........with always a black background !!!

I can't solve the problem !!!
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13/09/2011 10:23:07

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Paul
Just to be sure - have you done this first (from Dave's original instructions)
First, edit Program Files\Muvizu\MuvizuGame\Config\DefaultGame.ini (or Program Files (x86)\Muvizu\MuvizuGame\Config\DefaultGame.ini for the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS). Set bStripVideoAlpha to false. Restart Muvizu. If Windows will not let you edit the file (with an "access denied" message because it is in Program Files) then just copy it to your Desktop, edit it there and then copy it back on top of the original file.

Thanks

Mick
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13/09/2011 12:32:51

paulparker
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NO.....I didn't think there was a "link" between the dave's instruction and your process

I 'll try again !!!

thank you !
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13/09/2011 12:46:30

paulparker
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It.....................

Woooorrrrrrkkksssss !!!!!


just a problem with the size of the file(uncompress)..........but it works with vegas and cinegobskeyer of course !
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13/09/2011 12:58:32

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Great to hear
Ideally we'll find a way of making compressed transparent videos work too - perhaps cinegobskeyer will allow that?
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13/09/2011 13:35:39

paulparker
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I didn' find any solution in cinegobskeyer.

I read that indeo codec 5.X manage the transparency............I tried......and failed !
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13/09/2011 16:19:46

tripfreakExperimental user
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I've also checked nearly all available (also losless) codecs and found no other solution.

CineGobs is a 'keyer but not the key !
It also simply uses the codecs as any other video editor.
But maybe there's indeed another codec that works ?

The only option (I know) for compressed videos would be an additional opacity channel (like in iClone)...

By the way, 1st animated dragon ever in Muvizu - Download: Here
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13/09/2011 21:44:46

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Looking around the internet it would appear that the only way you can get transparent AVIs is by exporting them uncompressed.
QT and flash seem to have the capabilty but Muvizu only accepts AVI
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