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Joseph SmithBlackening out bloomed windows in AE?
by on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:50:43 pm

Hey everyone,

I have a long dolly / panning shot that's supposed to take place at night, but a window with a slighter of light is giving away my shot. I'd love to be able to darken the windows.

If it were a static shot I'd just draw a mask and lower the brightness / contrast until it was black, but because it's moving the windows change position. I tried rotoscoping the mask but there's just too much movement, it doesn't look natural.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Blackening out bloomed windows in AE?
by on Jul 27, 2010 at 8:08:19 pm

You've done the right thing: you rotoed the shot. If you can't re-shoot, there really isn't a Plan B.

Rotoscoping is a mind-numbing, time-consuming, painstaking process, as you're learning.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Walter SoykaRe: Blackening out bloomed windows in AE?
by on Jul 28, 2010 at 4:53:42 pm

You might be able to use Mocha, a planar tracker included with AE CS4, instead of roto by hand.

Walter Soyka
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