StopMotionAnimation.com

taking one frame at a time since 1999

When animating in dragonframe with the rigs and then export the clip to AE, is it possible to use the clone stamp tool to remove rigs?

Views: 387

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

The clone stamp would copy another part of the frame - it might look similar, but unless it's just a plain background with very even lighting, it is probably not the same.  In one frame it might look ok, but when you play the sequence, there will be a ghost of something moving where the rig was.

I got this effect when erasing rigs on 16mm film footage, and I've seen it in other productions.  (I used to call it the Predator Effect, a sort of almost-invisible-but-not-quite, like the cloaking device in the film. You didn't see the alien, you saw the jungle behind it, but with a little distortion.)  Because with 16mm film transferred to video, there was a slight movement of the frame, and the film grain was different each frame, erasing through to a clean background plate or to another frame had a very subtle difference.  I made a Sugar Glider ( a possum something like a flying squirrel) leap off a tree branch into the air, and had 3 fishing lines holding it up.  The line caught the light and showed up.  So I only had 3 very thin lines to erase, but you could see them as they moved across screen.  On any one frame they were invisible, but the motion revealed it.

Frames shot with a DSLR are steady, there is no movement, and no grain (or noise) if you use enough light or long exposure, so the exact same part of the frame should match, and you can erase the rig to see it.  But a different part of the frame probably won't match.  You would get away with it for one frame, but with a whole sequence where it moves across the screen, I don't think so.

Maybe you can source the area to be cloned from one layer, then stamp it on the other layer in the same place (you can in Photoshop), but you would have to be accurate, and why would you bother?  

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Website News & Tips

STOPMO JAM 3
This time, the theme is HALLOWEEN. All entries must be submitted by September 18, 2021. More info here.

NEW MEMBERS
If you are new to the site, please feel free to introduce yourself on 
this Message Board thread.

MY PAGE
Y
ou can now customize your personal page. Go to My Page/Customize My Page.

PRIVACY
To control who sees your posts and Profile Page, go to Settings/Privacy.

MESSAGE BOARD & BLOG POSTS
If you have a question for the community, it is best to post your question on the Message Board instead of a Blog. Blogs are best for featuring your stop motion projects.

VIDEO
When posting a video, if possible, use the Embed Code instead of the URL. Your video will be a larger, more viewable size.

MESSAGE BOARD CATEGORIES

If you have a question or are looking for answers, you'll find a wealth of information here on the Message Board.

BEGINNERS a good place to start
ANIMATOR TALK experienced animators
YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT what r u working on?
STORY script, storyboarding and storyreel
ANIMATION TOOLS
 what's a surface gage?
STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS Dragonframe and VFX
CAMERA & STAGE camera, lighting and moco rigs
SOUND lip-sync, sound effects and music 
ARMATURES ball & socket and wire 
MACHINE SHOP metalwork tool & talk 
SCULPTING sculpture information and advice 
HAIR & COSTUME materials and technique 
CASTING
 foam, silicone and resin 
CLAY clay puppet construction 
GENERAL PUPPET MAKING 
other puppet fab issues
STOP MOTION SETS set design and construction
MODEL DEPARTMENT
 miniature prop discussion

and even more...
MATTE PAINTINGS
GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 
STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION 
FAVORITE STOP MOTION CHARACTERS
PRO ANIMATOR DISCUSSION
FILM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 
ANIMATION SCHOOLS 
STOP MOTION BOOKS 
STOP MOTION ON VIDEO 
WORK OPPORTUNITIES

FOR SALE 
CHAT BOARD 

WEBSITE NEWS AND FEEDBACK

SMA.com on YouTube

New NMBC Book!

© 2021   Created by Anthony Scott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

.xg_widget_forum_index_index .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_listForCategory .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;} .xg_widget_forum_topic_show .xg_column.xg_span-7.xg_last {display:none;}