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Eric KlassenScreen Capture
by on May 25, 2010 at 1:05:17 am

I'm working on a project that involves hand drawn elements that will appear to be drawn in real time.

I was thinking of doing a screen capture to get the video of drawing the hand drawn assets in time, then timelapsing the footage, but there will be a pointer/mouse curser moving around in the frame. Is there a standard technique to achieve this effect?

Most appreciated,

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Dave LaRondeRe: Screen Capture
by on May 25, 2010 at 2:39:12 am

As long as you're not trying to replicate Currier and Ives prints, you can do it by making non-closedmasks (aka Paths) over the lines, animating the lines with the stroke or wreite-on effects, and messing up the paths a little to look hand-drawn with some sort of distort-category effect.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Bartek SkorupaRe: Screen Capture
by on May 25, 2010 at 10:38:14 pm

I don't know what app you want to use for screen capture, but most of them have the option to turn the cursor off. I used this technique several times when I wanted to reproduce some hand movements.
I am a Mac user and I capture screen via ISHOWU. It allows you to turn the cursor off.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland

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