how to play & display a .mov on my UI (presentation) with transparency


    Apr 13 2011 | 8:20 pm
    hi friends,
    finishing a big project, I'm stuck with one thing at the moment:
    I have a little animation .mov (H264) of an object moving on a black background.
    I'd need to play & display it over my fpic background in presentation mode (= the UI) and the black of the movie should show what it is behind (the fpic)
    how could I do that?
    I guess jit.pwindow "cannot be transparent" ...?!
    any tips would be appreciate
    julien

    • Apr 14 2011 | 8:43 am
      up :-/
      any ideas?
    • Apr 14 2011 | 5:28 pm
      give [imovie] a try. I seem to recall that transparency works with it.
      -Ben
    • Apr 14 2011 | 5:46 pm
      A question... Does the movie window move on top of your UI? If it doesn't move, then you could take a screen shot of your UI and then crop out the part that the movie window sits over. Then chromakey your video over this image to make a composite which is then played over the UI making it appear to be transparent.
    • Apr 14 2011 | 8:53 pm
      imovie just works............... FINE!
      thanks to both of you.