How can I do this effect ?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by elisedriver, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. elisedriver macrumors newbie

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    I do a lot of motorsport - often at little used or unusual circuits around europe.

    I would like to super impose over the top of my car footage, a layout of the circuit with the position of the car in the relevant place. ( i.e. just like any other TV motorsport footage you see ).

    Whats the most efficient way of doing this ?

    I did something similar before a fair few years ago, but I cheated somewhat by making the animation in Flash - and that was a series of layers to mask where the colour filled. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS0c7TcSOvM)
     
  2. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    What kind of software do you have at your disposal?


    I would just do everything in After Effects. Car footage and animated map (precomped) overlayed wherever you want it.
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Just to continue on what Pete has said.

    In After Effects I think you can set the strokes you have created to animate in in the order you drew them so if you had drawn the line on the map it would then animate in in the same way.
     
  4. elisedriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alas I don't have a copy of AE - but I do have the whole of Final Cut Studio.

    Having played with FCP X for a couple of days, I'm coming to the conclusion I may be about to revert back to Adobe Premiere...
     
  5. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    If you have FCS then Motion is what you want to use. I'm an After Effects guy myself, so I couldn't tell you exactly how to make it, but Motion is the AE equivalent in FCS.
     
  6. iphonepiephone macrumors regular

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  7. elisedriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to say - I've managed to find the (near perfect) solution within Motion 4.

    Not being something I've used that much it was just two tutorial videos that has the entire solution completed for me. Funnily enough, the first tutorial is following a road - just like I needed.

    Google motion 4 / motion path / custom speed and solution found.

    Made very amusing by the American pronunciation of "Norwich", which is the birch place of the very car manufacturer in mention.


    (It's "Gnaw - itch" rather than "N Or Witch")
     
  8. dtechlogic macrumors regular

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    I want to learn after effects. I have it. Any recommendion for free tutorials on it.
     
  9. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    Videocopilot.com

    You won't necessarily want to replicate all of the effects shown there, but you'll learn the program in the process. And Andrew is one of the more personable tutorial instructors.

    Also creativecow.com and lynda.com
     
  10. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    It's videocopilot.net but, yes -- Andrew Kramer is an excellent instructor whose work can be seen on numerous television stations and on the big screen. He's very subtle about it all, but he has contributed an enormous amount to the SFX community.

    Can't recommend this site enough -- look for the "Basic Training" section if you need a basic intro.

    Indeed, also good.
     

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