ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Stabilizing scans

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Thomas VermaerckeStabilizing scans
by on May 19, 2015 at 5:56:49 pm

Hi everybody!

I'm having trouble stabilizing a handdrawn animation.

Every frame looks like this:



Stabilizing should be done using the two black squares.

I tried using the point tracker in After Effects, but the individual scans differ too greatly in position. This confuses the tracker.

Any thoughts on how to fixate these two squares for every frame?

Greetings
Thomas


Return to posts index

Michael SzalapskiRe: Stabilizing scans
by on May 19, 2015 at 8:26:45 pm

You can make the search area larger on the point tracker. Or you could track in Mocha.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.


Return to posts index

Thomas VermaerckeRe: Stabilizing scans
by on May 19, 2015 at 8:52:26 pm

I already tried making the area larger.
Is Mocha much better?


Return to posts index


Michael SzalapskiRe: Stabilizing scans
by on May 19, 2015 at 9:54:36 pm

Not "better" just different. It uses completely different technology for tracking which makes it better for some things and worse for others.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.


Return to posts index

Walter SoykaRe: Stabilizing scans
by on May 20, 2015 at 1:25:24 am

[Thomas Vermaercke] "Stabilizing should be done using the two black squares."

If those black squares are hand-drawn, too, the variation from frame to frame could be enough to mess up your track. You might be better off with a printed hashmark or maybe just an ink dot.

Have you tried the warp stabilizer on the clip?

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


Return to posts index

Ross ShainRe: Stabilizing scans
by on May 21, 2015 at 1:53:08 pm

That is a good point. Your best bet would be to print a sticker image with a pattern for each frame, rather than draw it yourself. This is a typical motion tracking marker image:
http://ridgelinetutorials.com/blog/free-motion-tracking-markers

Note that planar tracking is probably overkill for this. Simple point tracker should work fine.

Ross Shain
Imagineer Systems
http://www.imagineersystems.com


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]