Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

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Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by BruceM » 06 Nov 2018, 21:03

I have a 4 second live action clip of ripple reflections on water that I'm considering rotoscoping, but would love another solution.
Is there a way to take this live action clip into TVPaint and pull difference mattes of the frames, so that I end up with a hi-con matte of the ripples?

Can TVPaint do this sort of thing?

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by slowtiger » 06 Nov 2018, 21:06

Play around with colour adjustment and see what you get.
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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by Svengali » 06 Nov 2018, 22:50

FX>Color>Curves set Mode to HSLO...

Adust the Saturation Curve to 0.
Adjust the Luminosity Curve as desired.

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by BruceM » 07 Nov 2018, 00:03

Thanks Svengali and Slowtiger!
I'll give these a try.

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by BruceM » 07 Nov 2018, 16:08

Svengali, the process you laid out worked like a charm.
Thank you!

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by D.T. Nethery » 07 Nov 2018, 17:15

Oh, yes, that works well. This is what I came up with following Svengali's instructions -

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(added highlight "glints" on the water surface by duplicating the high-con water ripple layer and the applying Toon Shading FX set to "shading only/no border" with color white , then added a bit of Gaussian blur)

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by BruceM » 07 Nov 2018, 17:33

That looks great D.T.!
I've been looking for footage of water ripples and came up with something that doesn't look as good as yours.
Could I possibly use yours? Or could you steer me to where I can find it?

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by D.T. Nethery » 07 Nov 2018, 19:26

MAC OS 10.11.6 , Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2015,
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB Memory , TVPaint PRO 11.0.6, 64bit -
Wacom Cintiq 21 UX - Wacom Intuos Pro 5 - driver version 6.3.20-8

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Re: Pulling a hi-con matte from live action?

Post by BruceM » 07 Nov 2018, 21:40

Amazing! It looks like a totally different chunk of footage.

Thanks for this D.T.!

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