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John bentonAnimating a color range selection in video for a 3D effect
by on Feb 5, 2014 at 9:45:12 pm

So this is a thought teaser.

In photoshop I would use the "color range" Selection menu to do very detailed (but automatic selections)
I could easily select dozens of foreground > middle > background alpha channeled images
separate the layers a bit and you have an interesting pseudo 3D "Model" built of layers.

Though it is a still, you can use these in AfterEffects timeline for a nice 3D effect
Great, But...
I want to do this with Video

I am wondering it there is a way to do such a "color selection " in After Effects that will do this to every frame uniquely
so that I can divide my video into many "layers" of foreground middle & back automatically
without having to "animate a mask" with motion tracking.
(or maybe there is a better automatic way to do it with masking)

Doing each image in a 24fps timeline is quite a labor intensive workflow...

Thanks
JohnB


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John bentonRe: Animating a color range selection in video for a 3D effect
by on Feb 6, 2014 at 3:20:38 am

I wonder if there is away to do this when importing a RAW .dng sequence
You can select a few colors with the eye dropper tool at that point...?
J


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Walter SoykaRe: Animating a color range selection in video for a 3D effect
by on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:07:34 pm

[John benton] "I am wondering it there is a way to do such a "color selection " in After Effects that will do this to every frame uniquely"

You can do this with a few of the effects in the Keying category [link].

Color Range is probably closest to the Photoshop color selection tool, but depending on how you are choosing your ranges and what you are trying to accomplish, you might find Extract or Linear Color Key easier.

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John bentonRe: Animating a color range selection in video for a 3D effect
by on Feb 7, 2014 at 1:02:06 am

That's it !
Thank you Walter
best
JB


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