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Matthew Young
Creating a glowing outline to a human body
on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:06:10 am

HI guys

I'm new on here and hope someone can help with a project I'm about to undertake.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way I can achieve the effect in the link below minus the skeleton stuff using green screen and not 3D animation in AE

I just want the outline of the body parts and have the subject animated. I'm hoping theres a way to do this using a key on a real life person doing the actions rather than animating as well.

Thanks so much in advance


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John Cuevas
Re: Creating a glowing outline to a human body
on Feb 20, 2015 at 5:59:35 pm

If you have a green screen it will be pretty easy. Key your subject, then duplicate the layer. On the top layer, add a matte > simple choke effect and set it to 8(adjust to taste). Now change the bottom layer track matte to alpha inverted. Precomp those two layers and effect(glow) to taste.

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Matthew Young
Re: Creating a glowing outline to a human body
on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:12:04 am

Hi John, thanks for your reply, sorry my late response I didn't realise someone had got back to me.

Yeah thats the direction I've headed, but couldn't figure out an easy way to get the lines over the arms as they are largely obscured by the body if you get what I mean. In the end I've had to toga brush different body parts to get what I need. Is there a faster way?

Thanks again

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