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Daniel Hook
Animate portions of footage
on Feb 15, 2011 at 5:57:27 am

Hey guys.

What I'm trying to do in a nutshell is fly on individual pixels of an LCD screen. First things first I'm making the footage I have look like an LCD screen, so the individual pixels I'm wanting to animate are small circles with black borders around them.

ie.


So if you were to use that as a mask over your footage, you'd get the basic LCD screen. Where I'm stuck is in flying each circle in. I can use the sequence replicator to make the circles on the mask fly in but what I want is for the footage to be baked to each circle so the individual parts of the footage fly in kind of like the image being built circle by circle, instead of having circles mask fly over the footage.

Is there a way to do this in motion easily (not creating hundreds of duplicated layers and animating them individually)? To me it seems like you need an option to be able to set the colour mode of the replicator to footage, which doesn't seem to be an option. Any other thoughts?

Thanks guys!

Daniel Hook
TAV Productions

http://www.tav.com.au


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Anders Larsen
Re: Animate portions of footage
on Feb 15, 2011 at 9:19:48 am

If the animation you want to do can be done using Sequence Replicator, then you can probably get a long way by replicating your circle and setting the "Shape" parameter of the replicator to "Image" and the dropping your footage onto the image well.
I did a really quick example of that here:

Replicator LCD



You can take a look at my Motion files here:
1640_replicatorlcd.zip

Hope that helps


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Daniel Hook
Re: Animate portions of footage
on Feb 15, 2011 at 11:07:49 pm

Yeah sweet as. Thanks heaps!

Just had to convert my footage to an image sequence first and then it all fell into place. Love the way that there's always a way to do something!

Daniel Hook
TAV Productions

http://www.tav.com.au


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Anders Larsen
Re: Animate portions of footage
on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:20:31 am

Always happy to help.
Care to share your final result with us?


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Daniel Hook
Re: Animate portions of footage
on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:50:15 pm

I will once I finish it off, whenever that happens!

Daniel Hook
TAV Productions

http://www.tav.com.au


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Daniel Hook
Re: Animate portions of footage
on Feb 25, 2011 at 1:01:19 am

Here's the final TVC I produced.

http://reels.creativecow.net/film/12123

Daniel Hook
TAV Productions

http://www.tav.com.au


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