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VFX Fundamentals: Visual Special Effects Using Fusion 8.0 by Wallace Jackson

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© Wallace Jackson 2016

Wallace Jackson, VFX Fundamentals, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2131-0_11

11. VFX Pipeline Pixel Isolation: Animated Polyline Masking

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

Now that we have covered the three major VFX editing areas in Fusion 8—Flow, Timeline, and Spline—it’s time to get into some more advanced concepts. The concept of maskingobjects and areas was covered in Chapter 2 when we discussed using alpha channels to define transparency, which isolates the pixels that you wish to composite, blend, or process algorithmically—or all of the above, in some instances.

In still image compositing software packages, like GIMP, PaintShop Pro, or Photoshop, you can draw splines on your images to cut (or mask) out the object or element ...

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