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The Clone tool is designed to copy pixels from within the same frame. If you want to copy pixels from another frame or a different background, you'll need to use the Reveal tool. So, let's see how the Clone tool works. First, we'll need a picture. So, let's go get Marcie. We'll type R on the keyboard to get the Read node, select the NUKE WORKSHOP > Lesson_01_Media, and select Marcie and say Open. Then we'll add a RotoPaint node with P on the keyboard and connect it to the viewer by typing 1.
Okay, let's zoom in, take a close look at Marcie, and to select the Clone tool, just come over here. Right mouse popup and select Clone tool. Now, first, it doesn't look like a Clone tool at all, but to get the separation, the offset, to set the offset, hold down the Command key, click and drag with the left mouse button. To set the size of the brushes, hold down the Shift key, click and drag and you can set the brush sizes on the screen. Okay, so we're going to clone these eyes.
So, let's just clone-- Oh that's just disturbing. Okay, so our Clone Stroke appears here in the list and we can tell it's a clone because the source is the foreground and of course, like any brush stroke, it has a life of one frame, the current frame, unless you change that. Once a stroke has been created, it can be modified after the fact with the Common, Transform, Stroke, and Clone tabs. We'll get a closer look at these tabs in the next video.
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