Sunday, May 29, 2011

D.I.Y Markers for Motion Capture

Why spent money on over priced pre-made markers for mocap (motion capture) when you can make them yourself? We are artists aren't we?! Markers for mocap need to be light, bead shapes and a color contrasting to it's surroundings.

The second half of this video covers fitting captured motion the 2D images for animating. Hope this is helpful. If you are doing similar animation please let me know!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

How To Track Points That Go Out Of View

For motion capture or complex tracking situations, this is an easy way to track points that frequently become obscured from view. Using After Effects.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Create Vast Scenes in After Effects and Animate

If you want to animate vast scenes in After Effects it can be hard to place the many images involved, and control them. This approach give you control over many (hundreds if you like) randomly placed images to make the work of setting up a scene, much, much easier. Use it to scatter clouds, trees, people, rocks, what ever you need to fill you scenes with.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Easy Blur and Depth of Field Control in After Effect

You can use a Null object to easily control where the camera focuses in After Effects. It's easy to set up with an expression in the depth of field control setting. This tutorial is a good into to camera settings, blur and depth of field.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Setting Up Scenes for Animation in After Effects

To prepare images for animated scenes it's important to translate the movement of the camera into the dimensions of the image. You can use the semi-3D environment of After Effects to enhance your animations.