Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

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Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by stealingfeathers » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:26 pm

Good morning all!

On occasion, I've had the need to export an animation with a transparent BG. This was possible with Anime Studio, but doesn't seem so with Moho 12. Is there a new process, or have we lost this option? I run Moho on a PC, by the way.

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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by slowtiger » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:36 pm

Just select a codec which supports alpha.
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by stealingfeathers » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:52 pm

Thanks for the reply, but I don't follow. Can you be more specific?
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by slowtiger » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:54 pm

When exporting a video, choose a codec which supports alpha - that's it.
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by wizaerd » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:13 pm

Typically exporting to a PNG image sequence would allow for a transparent background too... Then import the image sequence into a video editor as a clip...
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by synthsin75 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:17 pm

Any Quicktime codec with Millions of colors+ will export transparency. If you're importing these back into Moho, only 32bit Moho will play them, since Quicktime on PC is only 32bit.

And if you don't have a Legacy Quicktime option, you'll need to install Quicktime. But due to security issues on PC, only install Quicktime Essentials, not the Quicktime Player (all options in the same install).
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by stealingfeathers » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:26 pm

There doesn't seem to be a 32 bit option for Moho 12, the way there was an option for Anime Studio 32 bit. That's why I was asking this question in the forum. Therefore, none of the settings you mention seem to be available in Moho 12 now (for PC anyway).

Ha ha, nevermind. I'm just appending to my message. I had forgot to install the 32 bit Moho files when I first installed. I'm all set now! Thanks for the help everyone.

synthsin75 wrote:Any Quicktime codec with Millions of colors+ will export transparency. If you're importing these back into Moho, only 32bit Moho will play them, since Quicktime on PC is only 32bit.

And if you don't have a Legacy Quicktime option, you'll need to install Quicktime. But due to security issues on PC, only install Quicktime Essentials, not the Quicktime Player (all options in the same install).
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by Greenlaw » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:59 pm

When you install Moho, it offers the option to also install the x32 version of Moho. Even if you don't use it, you need it to render Quicktime. I think Moho Exporter will show the option but only when the x32 version is installed. (This is because Quicktime is x32.)

For compositing elements, I personally find it easier and more flexible to use PNG image sequences with a transparent BG. Most compositing and editing programs can import that, and you can do a lot more with frames than you can with a movie clip.

Edit: Just saw your reply. Never mind. :)
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by synthsin75 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Greenlaw wrote:When you install Moho, it offers the option to also install the x32 version of Moho. Even if you don't use it, you need it to render Quicktime. I think Moho Exporter will show the option but only when the x32 version is installed. (This is because Quicktime is x32.)

For compositing elements, I personally find it easier and more flexible to use PNG image sequences with a transparent BG. Most compositing and editing programs can import that, and you can do a lot more with frames than you can with a movie clip.

Edit: Just saw your reply. Never mind. :)
Good point. Since we now have image sequence layers, that basically work like a movie layer, image sequences are much more viable to import into Moho.
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Re: Can Moho 12 export animations w transparent BG

Post by stealingfeathers » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:12 pm

Yeah the image sequence is a very good option, and it is definitely more flexible. Still, I sometimes prefer to use a rendered video w transparent BG. As you saw, I just needed to install the 32 bit files that I forgot the first time around. Thanks again!
Greenlaw wrote:When you install Moho, it offers the option to also install the x32 version of Moho. Even if you don't use it, you need it to render Quicktime. I think Moho Exporter will show the option but only when the x32 version is installed. (This is because Quicktime is x32.)

For compositing elements, I personally find it easier and more flexible to use PNG image sequences with a transparent BG. Most compositing and editing programs can import that, and you can do a lot more with frames than you can with a movie clip.

Edit: Just saw your reply. Never mind. :)
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