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Rick van den Berg
mesh warp pixelation
on May 28, 2015 at 9:38:09 am

Hi, quick question,

im making an animation with some lines flying trough the image. when i use the mesh warp to give them some curves, it gets pretty ugly. i added some pictures to make it somewhat more clear.

without the mesh distortion:


with mesh distortion:


where the lines cross, its pretty pixelated. i understand its a pretty heavy distortion, but i was still wondering if there's a way to fix this


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Dave LaRonde
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on May 28, 2015 at 4:58:23 pm

Not really. Sorry. Mesh Warp is pretty good, but it can't work miracles.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rick van den Berg
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on May 29, 2015 at 3:44:28 pm

okay fair enough, so how would you approach this? i cant just create the curves and do a mask animation, because the lines wouldnt ''squeeze'' that nice over time plus it would take alot more time to animate/ do variations. and particles are also not really the way to go imo.

im now just doing it with the mesh warp , trying not to go too far


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Dave LaRonde
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on May 29, 2015 at 4:32:39 pm

This is a job for a 3D application. Blender is free, and C4D integrates very nicely with AE.

You might even be able to use C4D Lite, which comes with AE CC. I'd start there.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Chris Wright
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on May 31, 2015 at 5:07:08 am

smart blur or cc vector blur might help, but it wouldn't be perfect like antialiasing/anistropic filtering in a 3d program.


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Rick van den Berg
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on Jun 2, 2015 at 7:27:44 am

ok, thanks!


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Peter Diefenthaler
Re: mesh warp pixelation
on Jun 8, 2015 at 2:04:32 am

Try making this element at double the resolution, pre-compose and then scale down to your final required dimensions. This is like “super sampling” and can help with aliasing by smooshing more pixels together.

Peter Diefenthaler
http://www.ideafirecreative.com/


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