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Is there a way to use a video effect overlay in just a portion of the screen and not fill up the entire screen? I want to make it look like a car is smoking, maybe with a little fire coming out but the smoke effect and fire effect don't cut it. THANKS in advance to any help thrown my way.

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Is there a way to use a video effect overlay in just a portion of the screen and not fill up the entire screen? I want to make it look like a car is smoking, maybe with a little fire coming out but the smoke effect and fire effect don't cut it. THANKS in advance to any help thrown my way.

 

Please do a screenshot and post that image on this forum . Follow these directions.. Please explain a little more about what you want to do. With the image you post, perhaps we can try to do work with the video effect.

 

This can be done pretty easily with a overlay that you create. I did it just to see if it would come out anywhere near something that you wanted. I created a color panel, added the fire to it, exported as an mpg2 file. I then created a new project, added the picture I wanted and then added the mpg2 as an overlay I reszed it and moved it to where I wanted it. . I played around with transparency and then edge softness to get something reasonable.. I go the results shown below. Note that because of the transparency setting, the fire was dimmed.

 

Karri, our resident expert on this type of overlay and effect would probably do it differently and most certainly better ! She may be around to offer her input.

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Please do a screenshot and post that image on this forum . Follow these directions.. Please explain a little more about what you want to do. With the image you post, perhaps we can try to do work with the video effect.

 

This can be done pretty easily with a overlay that you create. I did it just to see if it would come out anywhere near something that you wanted. I created a color panel, added the fire to it, exported as an mpg2 file. I then created a new project, added the picture I wanted and then added the mpg2 as an overlay I reszed it and moved it to where I wanted it. . I played around with transparency and then edge softness to get something reasonable.. I go the results shown below. Note that because of the transparency setting, the fire was dimmed.

 

Karri, our resident expert on this type of overlay and effect would probably do it differently and most certainly better ! She may be around to offer her input.

THANKS, I am making progress. I am still having a little trouble with the transparency. What color did you select on you color panel, I choose white. Too bad there isn't a transparent color panel, that would be GREAT. Any other suggestions? I think this is doable.

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Thanks for that image. I guess because of the coloring, I wuld have chosen the eyedripper to select a color or to use black or dark green. Increase edge softness - but you lose some of the intensity of the fire.

 

I think I would have done it this way since you have all that space to the right.

 

There should be a way to use green screen effect to make it look better. I'm going to try that next.

 

Edit, that didn't work because ti took out some of the important colors in the fire.

 

karri will be able to help more. I'll ask her to look at this.

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Steve I would have tried the same things you have.... I'll just add this, use a black color panel and chroma key. The softening step can be skipped, it gives a little different effect to the flames.

 

Here is a sample of the Not Softened effect

 

This is Softened

 

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Skip this softening step if you want.

 

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If you skipped the softening step, then just bring in the first file you output in this next step.

 

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Man... Kari and Steve are SO cool.

 

Thanks! You are such a help to those of us who get stymied from time to time in VideoWave.

 

For those Newbies (& I still consider myself one) who need help in working with VW - check out Karri and Steve's instructional videos. They are incredibly detailed and concise step-by-step tutorials.

 

WADE

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Man... Kari and Steve are SO cool.

 

Thanks! You are such a help to those of us who get stymied from time to time in VideoWave.

 

For those Newbies (& I still consider myself one) who need help in working with VW - check out Karri and Steve's instructional videos. They are incredibly detailed and concise step-by-step tutorials.

 

WADE

 

Thanks for the kind words. :)

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