transparent backgrounds

Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:52 pm

Is there a way to have no background color behind the object that is being visualized,
that is, a totally transparent screen backdrop? For the work I want to do in Magic Music,
that is very important, and I couldn't find a way to do that in the manual or tutorials.

Thank You!!
pstet43
 
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Re: transparent backgrounds

Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:36 pm

Images and video can have transparency (alpha) and other elements don't have backgrounds (polys, models etc.)

To get transparency in images use PNG or transparent GIF. To have transparency in video use HAP or ProRes 4444. DXV2 also supports alpha and plays in Magic but DXV3 with alpha doesn't.

If you have an image or video with a constant colour background you can 'key' this out in real-time in Magic. ChromaKey for green and blue and LumaKey for black backgrounds are included in Magic. These are included in the user guide https://magicmusicvisuals.com/downloads ... s2DModules
Sadler
 
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Re: transparent backgrounds

Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:11 pm

Thank You for your help!!

Peter
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