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Cedric BogaertFeathering an animation
by on Jul 25, 2010 at 9:07:20 am

Hello world!

I was working on a project, and I had made a short transparent animation. I would like to use this animation as displacement map on a wall, to create a cool effect. But for that I first need to feather the animation. The animation changes his matte all the time, so it is impossible to mask everething out and feather that.

Any suggestions?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Feathering an animation
by on Jul 25, 2010 at 3:21:46 pm

It's kind of hard to understand what you're asking without images- post a short clip or a few stills and you may get an answer.

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Cedric BogaertRe: Feathering an animation
by on Jul 26, 2010 at 12:45:53 pm

Oh, it isn't really hard to understand. I'll give ya a short exemple: http://tekenfilms.wikispaces.com/file/view/scooby_doo.png/31593349/scooby_d...

Lets say that I've took this image, and animated it., so that the dog moves all the time. But I would like to feather the dog('s edges) himself, while he is moving. If it was a still image, I could just draw a mask around it, and feather that mask. But it is moving, so I don't want to mask it whole the time. Is there another way to do this?

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Feathering an animation
by on Jul 26, 2010 at 1:43:07 pm

If you're taking the image and animating it, you can still put a mask on it and feather it.

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Brian CharlesRe: Feathering an animation
by on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:33:19 pm

This might work. Not sure in your case.

If the animation is on a solid colored background as is the sample you provided you could use keylight to key out the background and use the edge softness and edge shrink/grow features to effectively feather the edge.





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