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dazman
03-26-2004, 12:13 PM
Hy ive been using lightwave for a couple of weeks and so im just really starting out. i dont use light wave alone to make projects. I am a film maker and use my footage intergrated with animated objects to create effects. for example i would us a video of me with a gun and then an animated bullet cuming out in slowmotion. My problem is that i have to put the footge together in a diffrent program. I have to guess what the animation should look like and hope it matchers the video. I no that u can inport an image into the background of light wave, but is there anyway to inport video so that that i can accuratly key frame each frame so that the image looks perfect? thanks

Bones_3DFC
03-26-2004, 12:30 PM
You need your footage as an image sequence.
Open Image Editor, load first image in. For "Image Type" in
Image Editor, choose "sequence" from the drop-down.

Click your Scene Tab.
Choose "compositing"
For "Background image" choose your sequence from the drop-down.

Now press D on your keyboard for display options panel to open.
At the bottom, "Camera View Background" choose "Background Image" from drop-down.

*EDIT* - make sure you are in Camera view mode - (press 6 on your keyboard).

There ya go :)
Double-click the end-amount of frames (default 60), lower, right-hand
side of your scrub [timeline] and enter the amount of frames as
you have in your sequence.

Key frame your heart out.

Warning:
Someone here is probably about to tell you RTF! (read the F'n Manual)
but you are lucky right now - they're all GIDDY about Lightwave 8 coming out :D

Hope I helped.

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