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Robin lewis
How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 5:17:56 pm

I want the whale in the image attached to jump infront of the Text, IU was wondering if there is a simple way to do this which is not tracking frame by frame with a matt.

I would have thought you would have

Layer 1, Video
Layer 2 Text
Layer 3, Duplicate video with Animated matt tracking around the whale.

Can you advise of maybe a better way to do this?



Thanks \\Robin



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Ridley Walker
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 5:23:41 pm

The method you describe will work. Its a matter of rotoscoping the whale so it can be placed in front of the text.

If you have CS 5.5 or CS 6 you can use the rotobrush to speed making a matte.

See a tutorial on how to use it here:


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Robin lewis
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 5:34:17 pm

Looks amazing I will give it ago.


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Tom Daigon
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04:47 pm

Good luck. Let us know how you do.

Tom Daigon
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Robin lewis
Re: How do I?
on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:05:32 pm

Here is the clip I made last night, its not perfect but was made within 30mins of the tips you gave me, the biggest challenge is the splashing water and I think I treated this pretty crudely. but have a look and let me know what you think.

https://vimeo.com/58821502

Password: test


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Tom Daigon
Re: How do I?
on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:34:12 pm

Robin, I think you did an excellent job on both the whale and water. The dark nature of the shot probably was very forgiving of any issues you might have encountered. To my eye its a very clean and attractive piece.Good job!

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Robin lewis
Re: How do I?
on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:38:19 pm

I think all the credit had to go to After Effects, the only thing I did was save my self hours of masking thanks to you fells.

Glad you like the result


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Tom Daigon
Re: How do I?
on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:43:05 pm

Dont be silly. Both the artisan and the tool should get the credit :D

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Tom Daigon
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 5:30:03 pm

If you have CS6 you may want to try Rotobrush. It can make rotoscoping (animated mattes) creation less painful.

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Robin lewis
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 6:10:14 pm

All finished with the roto Scope Absolutely amazing


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Tom Daigon
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 6:12:26 pm

Holy Cow! :D That was very fast.

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Robin lewis
Re: How do I?
on Feb 2, 2013 at 6:37:51 pm

I have to tweak the Splashing water a bit but I just did a few tweaks from the Rotoscope bursh's selection for the whale and exported an Alpha channel file, in to FCP and BOOM done.



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