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Brock Jolet
Wire removal via mask track
on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:31:41 pm

I'm wondering if there is a plugin for AFX CS4 that would allow me to follow a wire with an animated, open path then use that path as the location for pixel replacement. I've tried CC Simple Wire removal and a couple other options, but these are meant for straight wires that don't move very much. I'm trying to paint out a dangling microphone wire and it's becoming very complicated very quickly.

Any help is appreciated.


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Chris Wright
Re: Wire removal via mask track
on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:59:11 pm

Furnace for After Effects has been discontinued as of May 2007.

I don't think there is a b-spline plugin (one that curves for AE anymore)
You'll need to use Commotion or Foundry's Furnace F_WireRemoval or something else for that.
Commotion curves can be exported and imported into After Effects.

You can also use mocha to create b-splines then use effect, time displacement to fill in from an adjacement frame

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Chris Wright
Re: Wire removal via mask track
on Aug 26, 2010 at 1:35:23 am

I forgot to add, if time displacement cannont find a clean frame, you can also use bend in conjunction with cc wire removal.


as an example, open the effects control of the project file and enable the last 4 plugins, the curved blue hair will magically disappear from the background. cc bender unwraps the curve then cc wire removes it and finally picture is un-bended. The mocha b-spline can then act as a mask because stretching causes a little softening. Also, in this special case, a rough mask might work too.

cc wire unwrap example
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0Z3PLP2S

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Brock Jolet
Re: Wire removal via mask track
on Aug 26, 2010 at 3:10:33 pm

Thanks. I'll give that a shot and see where I get.


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