Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to serenity99)
... . Gosh, I REALLY need to learn Motion!
I said that 6 months ago too ...
my complete tutorial is on my German board, but I made a rough english version here:
it is really just a 2 step process: some drawing , some 'movement' - M5 offers some 'ready mades'=behaviors, which supports the making of such effects. the most pain staking process is the 'punch out'.
(for future readers of this post: this link will probably expire within a few months, this site is just in the making)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to switchie2)
Switchie 2 - Don't I need three layers - one for the sky, one for the bushes and one for the moon? Maybe I need to learn how to do it with two layers by erasing part of the bushes or moon.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 11:16 PM (in response to serenity99)
Of course you do !
But we all took for granted that the background layer was not in your first question about how to move the moon without moving the bushes.
Of course each object must be on it's own layer.
And if you add a bird, the bird will have to fly on its own layer
And the clouds moving over the moon also
We all thought you knew :-))
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to switchie2)
Well I found a photo of trees with a night sky and managed to separate that into a psd for the sky and a psd for the trees. Then, I sandwiched a moon between the two layers, saved it as a psd and brought it into FCPX and was able to move the moon.
I had one problem, though. When I separated the trees from the sky using the magic wand and then pasting it into its own layer in a new image and saving it, when I moved the trees layer back into the original image they did not line up 100% - maybe 1 or 2 pixels off which gave it a sort of ghosting outline. It's not too noticeable but I'd like to know what I did to cause the problem of not lining up 100%. Maybe when I used the magic wand there was a a few pixels feathered somewhere but I couldn't find them.
Either way, I managed to move the moon so I accomplished my goal.
PS - I probably should have used a NEW sky image and pasted the trees into that so I wouldn't have the ghosting rather than pasting them back into the original image! Hmm . . .