John Dolva Posted August 18, 2005 Share Posted August 18, 2005 In response to requests To produce such backgrounds as these I find the following useful Work with bitmaps Do, check , redo, check, redo etc in a logical systematic way so as not to compound errors. Use colourless (black) background. Save continuously. Always have a reserve of that wichh you are satisfied with before planning major changes. Divide the work into segments to bejoined later. Minimise rotation. Some features that the software should have are Layering Transparency Erase with transparency and soft edge features. Fine rotation, say to at least 0.05 degrees As much RAM as possible. I find that with one gig I can work on about 400 layers and 170 mb files fairly well. Combined with tweaking of swapfile and a membooster/defragger and generally conserving resources. More would be better. A networked system with tasks allotted and shared across say three systems would help. As an example of what one may expect, here is a sequence of a film. As one is layering multiple images those things that are different on one image will tend to 'wash out' or be subtracted, while those things that are thew same on a number of images will tend to add to each other. So here for example one can now see tyre tracks and footsteps in the lawn where previously they were faint or invisible. Also the white area now becomes more defined as the true location of it is separated otut from previously blurred individual images. Of interest here is the patch of trampled lawn around the white 'marker'. Could this have been the establishment of a spotters mark? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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