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23/12/2015 12:19:53

Johan
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Hi there,

The potential of layers is clearly demonstrated in your 2 tutorials, but yet I'm not clear how to arrange 'things.' E.g. I wonder how to let my character walk into the background. Normally the character goes right through it, but now I want to 'walk' him a specific path, drawn on the background layer. In the tutorial the character comes out from behind the fountain.

So my question is, how to direct the precise path, the movements of my character, or e.g. object? By means of trial and error? (I'm using Pinnacle Studio Plus as video-editor.)
Johan
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23/12/2015 12:51:33

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'll stick it here for convenience:



There has to be a layer in front of the one you're doing in Muvizu. In the example it's a fountain with a transparent background.
So you need:
1. A background layer with the whole picture
2. A layer made in Muvizu that has your character walking in the path. (You'll have to experiment with different paths, lighting and camera angles.)
3. A top layer with just the things you would like in Muvizu
I'll make a few little diagrams to show what I mean:

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23/12/2015 14:14:28

Johan
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Thx a lot !

That's an important thing to know, I think.

I my case, if I do understand well, my top layer will be the path, with a transparent background. Time to experiment with it.

Johan
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23/12/2015 14:18:37

JamieExperimental userMuvizu staff
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Very nice post MrDrWho. If you have a chance would you mind putting it on the wiki?
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23/12/2015 14:19:56

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Jamie wrote:
Very nice post MrDrWho. If you have a chance would you mind putting it on the wiki?

I'll happily do that, I might add more detail though- this is a little ambiguous.
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23/12/2015 17:20:15

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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very helpful! Thanks!

Without these examples, I'd waste a lot of time in trial and error!
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23/12/2015 19:36:05

Johan
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More details are welcome, I guess, MrDrWho13!
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23/12/2015 20:23:11

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I've put the stuff here for now: http://muvizu.com/Wiki/wiki/168
If I don't get round to updating it soon, poke me.
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24/12/2015 01:45:11

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Am I correct in thinking that I'd start out with all 3 layers so that when my character walked BEHIND the fountain, the foreground 2d graphic would hide him...

then if my character walked around the front of the fountain, turning off the layer that contains the foreground image would then let the character become the foreground, blocking out whatever part of the video fountain in the background he happened to be standing in front of...

very cool, and pretty slick too!
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24/12/2015 06:17:47

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Am I correct in thinking that I'd start out with all 3 layers so that when my character walked BEHIND the fountain, the foreground 2d graphic would hide him...

then if my character walked around the front of the fountain, turning off the layer that contains the foreground image would then let the character become the foreground, blocking out whatever part of the video fountain in the background he happened to be standing in front of...

very cool, and pretty slick too!

Yep, exactly right!
You could even do this in Muvizu with backdrops but it won't be of the same quality.
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