The Idiots Guide to Vegas

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Postby Ladymercury » Wed May 17, 2006 9:17 am

Section VII Part 2 b

A little side note on masking, when your character is MOVING, mask will not 'sense his movements' and flow with the character, instead it will just take the form of the first frame you masked out. To mask a MOVING CHARACTER using the masking tool you must do it, frame, by frame. To do this, open your pan/crop option click on mask and you see the diamonds? Those are 'keyframes'.

Keyframes mark a 'keypoint of change' in the actual animation/footage, so each keyframe you set up will have a different change in the same clip. Be reminded, the time window for clip effects is only 4 seconds. This takes some getting used too, but if you're familuar with flash it isn't as difficult to understand or use.
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Postby FullmetalBG » Sun May 21, 2006 9:04 am

I have a question.In the masking guide Ladymercury posted an image with Alphonsse Elrick.But when you mask him you see only him.Is there a way when you mask to see all the things,except the things you masked?
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Postby Jnzk » Sun May 21, 2006 9:32 am

Set mask mode to negative.
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Postby FullmetalBG » Sun May 21, 2006 10:22 am

Thanks ;)
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Postby xoverburnx » Sun May 21, 2006 7:10 pm

i started on vegas yesterday and i loved it so much I completed an entire music video in it. the one in my signature.

i just found this thread though, its awesome, I wouldn't have found velocity without it. everything else I figured out myself and more, talk about effects and which blending modes do what!

for blending modes i typically use overlay and screen.
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Postby Ladymercury » Sun May 21, 2006 9:30 pm

:) Your welcome.


Section VIII: READ

DO NOT USE XVID/DIVX FILES IN VEGAS VIDEO OR ANY VIDEO EDITING PROGRAM.

You will, in a 99.9% chance, HAVE A PLAYBACK ISSUE. So, instead, either re-encode the file in something over that xvid/divx or NOT USE THE FILE AT ALL.

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Postby FullmetalBG » Mon May 22, 2006 4:02 am

And what exactly is the playback issue?
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Postby Ladymercury » Mon May 22, 2006 7:36 am

FullmetalBG wrote:And what exactly is the playback issue?


http://albinoblacksheep.com/flash/stfu.php <-- Quality as such

Or very blocky, or it won't even play at all.
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Postby Minion » Mon May 22, 2006 7:50 am

gonna do that double sreen tutorial for vegas 4?
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Postby Ladymercury » Mon May 22, 2006 8:34 am

Minion wrote:gonna do that double sreen tutorial for vegas 4?


I've been meaning too, but I've been hella busy. Tutorial making is a long, painstaking process.
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Postby FullmetalBG » Mon May 22, 2006 10:40 pm

I bet it's true .And i'm amazed at how you have the time and nervs to do the tutorial
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Postby amvwizard » Tue May 23, 2006 9:03 am

Ladymercury wrote:
Minion wrote:gonna do that double sreen tutorial for vegas 4?


I've been meaning too, but I've been hella busy. Tutorial making is a long, painstaking process.


are you talkin about a double screen like cookie cutter double screen? :?
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 23, 2006 9:06 am

Yes, the process isnt' 'painstakingly long', its doing each set, screen capping, pasting it in photoshop, resizing, saving, uploading on to photobucket, posted the images on here, write out a whole tutorial and then have some idiot ask the same question in another thread.
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Postby amvwizard » Tue May 23, 2006 9:09 am

Ladymercury wrote:Yes, the process isnt' 'painstakingly long', its doing each set, screen capping, pasting it in photoshop, resizing, saving, uploading on to photobucket, posted the images on here, write out a whole tutorial and then have some idiot ask the same question in another thread.


that must piss you off too... i know it would me... BUT THATS WHY ITS STIKIED!! so that when people ask those questions we can do this

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Postby p2njJJ » Sat May 27, 2006 9:04 am

yo thnx for putting the effort into making this, i just sent it to my cuz, Anime Addict DBZ who just got vegas and has no clue how to use it so i just sent him this instead of having to explain it 20 times to him lol
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