June 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm #412131
awesomeman89999ParticipantJune 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm #412133
jedidu78ParticipantJune 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm #412136
legofilmer96ParticipantJuly 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm #412174
hardhit35ParticipantJuly 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm #412180
And here is a tutorial for masking w/ gimp.July 18, 2010 at 1:50 am #412196
Ivana May K’mooviParticipantAugust 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm #412274
CrossroadproductionsParticipantAugust 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm #412275
Well, I have a lot of experience with Chroma Key, but a green brick would not work out well as it wouldn’t look clear on screen.
What you need is a solid green background if you play on Chroma Keying. For example, I’d recommend heading out to walmart or Michael’s arts and crafts store or even staples and picking up a big green piece of paper. It’s more then enough to use for your minifigure and if you buy a few you can even use them for your sets.
Another alternative is take a picture of your minifigure and edit the background out with a green solid color and then go into Chroma Keyer and key it out and apply motion tracking.
For Chroma Keying I’d recommend Sony Vegas (PC only) or Final Cut Express (Mac only) and for motion tracking – go with Sony Vegas.
Hope I helped.August 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm #412281
AnonymousAugust 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm #412297
The program I prefer to use is GIMP to do my masking, while it may take some time it is worth it. So basically what you do is take a picture of your set with none of your figures or anything you want to mask on it. Now for the fun part, make sure you have the same lighting you took as in the Set Only photo. If you say, wanted to make your mini-figure jump do the proper animation and then put a brick or plate under its foot depending on the frame rate. When you have all your photos take the photos with the brick into GIMP and put them over your Set Only picture. Making sure you have alpha channel on in both layers start erasing the brick on the top photo. If you do this properly the Only Set photo will replace the erased parts and make it look like your figure is floating. I hope this helped.
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