Open GL plane layering

    Apr 03 2006 | 8:48 pm
    I am trying to create a video using 3 sources:
    1 - A background video (multi coloured)
    2 - A video of a dancer to be viewed on top of the background (the dancer is solid white and the background solid black)
    3 - A video of a fill effect to place inside the dancer (multi coloured and is in front of the background - hiding It)
    So far I have been able to get the texture inside the dancer, and the dancer on top of the background, but not both at the same time.
    I attempted this by creating three planes, each with a texture applied, and using the chromakey shader to delete the inside of the dancer.
    Am I going about this the right way? I really do need this to be done in Open GL. Does anyone have any idea how I can compile all 3 at once?

    • Apr 03 2006 | 10:02 pm
      Can't you use a pass filter to combine the 2 upper layers using jit.op?
    • Apr 03 2006 | 10:13 pm
      Typically the common issues people have with this is related to:
      depthbuffer enabled when it shouldn't be, or render order. If you
      post a demonstration patch with a detailed explanation of how it
      should work, but isn't, someone could probably offer further
      assistance. Otherwise this is too vague. Also, as is recommended for
      all reports, be sure to list platform, hardware, and software info.
    • Apr 03 2006 | 10:56 pm
      Here is the code for the patch:
      max v2;
      The patch displays a "fill" movie inside the movie of a silhouetted dancer. This chromakey/shader part works. Obviously you'll need to use some suitable video for the silhouetted dancer object.
      What I can't do is keyout the resulting white area around the dancer, replacing it with a third "background" movie.
      The same process could be done using the CPU by using two chromakey objects in series. The first object would key out the inside of the dancer, the second would keyout the area around the dancer.
      But I need to use the GPU!
      Hope that makes sense, cheers,
      Mac G5, dual 2Ghz, 2Gb RAM, ATI Radeon 9600
      OSX 10.4.5
      Max 4.5.5
      Jitter 1.5.2
    • Apr 03 2006 | 11:22 pm
      I believe that your problem is solved if you specify @depth_enable 0,
      and @automatic 0 for each object, and then bang in
      sequence (back to front). This strategy is demonstrated by the example patch.
      Hope this helps,