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ghnouri

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How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« on: May 14, 2011, 11:28:23 am »
Hi there,

First of all thanks for the great job you did on Buildar Pro.
Would you please let me know if there is a way to have a transparent movie (.MOV) into buildar pro?

Awaiting for your reply,
Nouri

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Re: How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 02:06:37 am »
hi Nouri, I've tried to load some examples but unfortunately file size is too large. However what I suggest is load gifs instead. Import them as image files. I use Microsoft GIF Animator to convert my .avi movies. I can email to you the gif I uploaded to Facebook recently and video of result

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Re: How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 03:36:30 pm »
Hi Nouri, transparent videos are not possible at the moment, but we are looking into including this soon.  It's a very requested feature.

What Andy mentions would work well in the meantime.  Thanks for the workaround suggestion Andy btw.

Best regards,

- Gabriel

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Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand
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Re: How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 03:53:19 am »
I am having some trouble with transparent flashing on my gifs. Could you post a link to your video so I could check it out?

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Re: How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 08:07:39 am »
I actually figured out a decent method for using png sequences in an fbx. By assigning each image to a plane, showing each plane for around 5 frames, then moving the frames dramatically off screen (-50000Y) I achieve a decent transparent animation.

I will admit that I have the benefit of using some pretty beefy hardware with this method.

note: do not leave things at zero on the z axis, took me a whole day to figure that out.

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Re: How to import transparent Quicktime Movie?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 01:52:59 am »
works fine video with alpha channel.

settings:

Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : QuickTime
Codec ID                                 : qt 
File size                                : 11.9 MiB
Duration                                 : 10s 0ms
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 9 985 Kbps

Writing library                          : Apple QuickTime
ęTIM                                     : 00:00:00:00
ęTSC                                     : 25
ęTSZ                                     : 1

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : PNG
Format/Info                              : Portable Network Graphic
Codec ID                                 : png
Duration                                 : 10s 0ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 9 977 Kbps
Width                                    : 1 024 pixels
Height                                   : 768 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
Compression mode                         : Lossless
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.507
Stream size                              : 11.9 MiB (100%)