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Edward StantonName of this effect?
by on Feb 12, 2014 at 4:09:00 pm

Hello creative cow community,
I need your assistance.

I'm looking for a tutorial on how to create a specific effect I've seen done quite a few times, but don't know what keywords to search for...

Here's an example of the effect:

It's that kind of "jittery" animation, tracing/outlining.
I can already 2d/3d motion track no problem, but is it expressions you use to make the lines "jittery"?
Are the lines created in aftereffects?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,

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John CuevasRe: Name of this effect?
by on Feb 12, 2014 at 6:17:57 pm

If you search this forum you will find a lot of techniques for making wiggly lines. Off the top of my head, use shape layers to create the lines and add a "wiggle paths" animator. Also the effect "roughen edges" can be used to create that look.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Chris EvansRe: Name of this effect?
by on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:49:17 pm

It's also possible that all those were just drawn on every frame. It would take a while, but not too difficult.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Name of this effect?
by on Feb 13, 2014 at 7:49:31 am

There's no one button push type of plugin for this one. You have a few options of doing it already. It will involve some roto work ( drawing the shapes and possibly tracking to match the moves) and a combination of wiggle and roughen edges. I prefer the hand drawn direction though, for a more random, organic feel, even if it takes a longer time.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Edward StantonRe: Name of this effect?
by on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:14:02 pm

Many thanks for your replies everybody!
I will look into it.

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