Hi all, The effect I am struggling with is - I have some incense smoke footage on a transparent background and I want to transform the entire layer to match a shape i.e. a bird. I don't want to lie it behind the bird (masked) I want the entire clip of smoke to become the bird - hope that makes sense. I have tried warping without any luck. I have looked absolutely everywhere on the internet for some inspiration again without any luck. Not too sure if I would be better of trying this is premiere pro - maybe? I don't know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Mesh warp can help and so can the Puppet Tool in AE. My guess is that you may want to combine a few instances of that smoke to help you fit the shape. Also, combining with a particles system like particular can help.