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Brandon Morrismake a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 5:16:33 pm

I'm experimenting with the Plexus plugin and thought it could be cool to have it track to some footage of a person's face. Plexus works OBJ files and layer paths. Is there a way to make a layer mask automatically based off luminance or shadows instead of key framing a path frame by frame?



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Brandon MorrisRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 5:21:03 pm

basically, adjust with curves, isolate the 50% greys, use those greys, make layer mask with that 50% grey.

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Walter SoykaRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:00:08 pm

You want to use a track matte [link].

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Brandon MorrisRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:02:41 pm

but i need a path to be automatically made, plexus doesn't respond to track mattes.

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Walter SoykaRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:13:30 pm

Sorry, I misunderstood your question.

Have you tried Auto-trace [link]?

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Todd KoprivaRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:47:05 pm

Check out Auto-trace.

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Cassius MarquesRe: make a layer mask from video footage
by on Aug 18, 2011 at 3:01:38 pm

you can make masks with what they suggested but they wont have any temporal/spatial relation(between frames), so you can't have plexus animated.

Theres no easy way to do that.


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