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When I first found out about the rig removal tool, I thought it would be the easy to use. That is the case, however, if you forget to select some settings, your rendered film will not have you edits! So, by following this tutorial, none of your time will be wasted wondering why your edits are not reflected in your final film.

Step 1: Take a Shot of the Background

Without this, you will not have anything to use as the background of your rig removal!

Step 2: Animate!

Rig removal comes in after you have finished your animation, so take all your shots before worrying about it.

Step 3: Finding Rig Removal

The Rig Removal Tool is just located under tools.

Step 4: Settings for Rig Removal

Remember this step! You have to select Stored plus Full resolution frames. If you do not, your edits will not be in the exported file. By selecting this, you are working with higher quality images, so when using the tool, scrolling through images will be slower.

Step 5: Using Rig Removal

Just use the brush to erase anything that is not wanted in your animation, such as wires or hands. After you edit, by going to the next frame, it will ask you to save. Click yes if you are satisfied with your edit, or no if you want to be able to edit the original shot again.

Step 6: Viewing Your Edits

If you want to view your edits, you just have to play the animation viewing stored frames. Once you are satisfied, it's time to export your film!

Step 7: Publishing Your Film

It's not too hard. Just go to File, then click make Movie. A menu will pop up. Just remember to Make movie using Stored frames, and your edits with Rig Removal will be in your exported file.

Here is the video from the example. You can see why consistent lighting is important, as it was not something I had.

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