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Vít Novotný
Turning multiple nulls into a shape of a mask
on Jul 5, 2012 at 9:03:58 pm

Hello there,

I'd like to track several features of a person dancing in the footage and then map the motion to null objects and then turn all these null object into a shape (each null point being one shape node), which would serve as an animated mask. I'm hoping that this would allow me to mask moving complex object out of the footage much faster. Sadly, I'm in the dark as far as turning moving Nulls into an animated mask is concerned.


Thanks in advance,

Vít Novotný


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John Cuevas
Re: Turning multiple nulls into a shape of a mask
on Jul 6, 2012 at 3:17:50 pm

I think the script Tracker2Mask will accomplish what you want to do.

Take a look at the tutorial, it looks like the author does what you are trying to accomplish in his first example with the license plate.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
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Vít Novotný
Re: Turning multiple nulls into a shape of a mask
on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:00:46 pm

Thank you, the script has proven to be very useful indeed!


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John Cuevas
Re: Turning multiple nulls into a shape of a mask
on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:19:17 pm

Glad you found it useful.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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