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  • Remove an unwanted object- preview fine, render not so.

     Stephen Mann updated 2 months ago 2 Members · 7 Posts
  • Stephen Mann

    September 27, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I am using Vegas Pro 13 and have a scene where I want to remove an object. I’ve done this before and can’t figure out why it isn’t working now.

    I have a beach scene with a towel in the corner that I want to remove. (Image 1)

    I masked out that corner (image 2)

    I made png image with just the beach (Image 3)

    Image 4 is my timeline. The sand png is on the track above the beach event.

    Image 5 is what the preview looks like. Perfect. (The pirate ship in the background is on track 1).

    When I render, the sand event is gone. (Image 6)

    Any ideas of what I missed? Suggestions would be welcomed.

  • Doug Jackson

    September 28, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Hi Stephen,

    I tried to recreate your issue in my Vegas Pro 13 but could not.

    I’m curious, since your ‘sand’ png is above ‘SunnyBeach’ video, do you need the mask on ‘SunnyBeach’?

    Did you try restarting Vegas before rendering?

    Regards,

    –Doug

  • Stephen Mann

    September 28, 2022 at 2:25 am

    You’re right. I don’t need the mask cutout. I removed the mask and the preview still looks perfect, but when I render it the towel is still in the corner- as if the sand.png layer was not even there.

  • Doug Jackson

    September 28, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Hmm, that result would also match what you originally posted – like the ‘sand.png’ is not there.

    Is there something wonky with the actual ‘sand.png’ file? But Vegas somehow has it cached for preview? Go out to explorer and see if the sand.png is viewable with something else. Recreate ‘sand.png’, maybe. I’d try to ‘replace’ that image in Project Media.

    Or put your mask back into ‘SunnyBeach’ and try ‘sand.png’ BELOW it.

    Strange.

    Regards,

    –Doug

  • Stephen Mann

    September 28, 2022 at 5:13 am

    I was hoping for the Doh! moment and put the sand under the masked event. Still the same.

    There is something wrong with my sand image. I tried putting a random jpg image from a photo of a road sign under the beach track, and it showed through as expected.

    This is weird. It looks great in preview, but the sand track just doesn’t compile.

  • Doug Jackson

    September 28, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Make your ‘sand’ patch a jpg and put it on the bottom?

    :{)

  • Stephen Mann

    September 29, 2022 at 2:23 am

    No difference. I am going to try changing the image mode in Photoshop.

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