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Renee MatthewsKeyframing faster
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:24:13 pm

Hi guys,

Right now I'm keyframing by dragging the timeline, moving my mask, dragging the timeline, moving the mask, etc etc.

This is so unbelievably time intensive. Is there a way to play the video while I click/hold the mask, and keep it positioned where I need it to be? It would take me 1,000% less time to do it this way. Similar to motion tracking except instead of it doing it automatically, I'll keep the tracker in place... manually as it plays.

Any help would be very much appreciated - thank you!

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Chris WrightRe: Keyframing faster
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:37:29 pm

motion sketch?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Keyframing faster
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:39:21 pm

You can use Mocha to track masks and then adjust them. Here are a few tutorials:

(The above has 3 parts)

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Renee MatthewsRe: Keyframing faster
by on Jan 2, 2012 at 2:01:50 pm

Thank you for the responses, I am checking out Mocha right now...

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Keyframing faster
by on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:33:22 pm

It sounds like you're rotoscoping. If so, in addition to the tips you've already received the tricks, techniques, and tutorials here might prove useful: [link]

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