How do they do that drawing effect in explanation animations?

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  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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    For example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDu2A3WzQpo

    See how it's animating how it's being drawn onto the "paper"? How can this be done? I'm looking to do a tutorial/explanation of something with this exact same effect if at all possible, so I wanted to see if anyone has an idea of how this can be done?

    Thanks!

    -Evan
     
  2. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Are you looking into doing some type of animated powerpoint presentation?
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd like to know as well. I saw a presentation where boxes were being drawn around keywords during the presentation. It was just a Powerpoint presentation. :confused:
     
  4. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I want to know as well. I know the long way of doing it, animating it frame by frame in either Flash or AF, but I would love to know if there is a "faster" way.

    My only task for my wedding is to animate a 5 minute video and it's not working well so far. :D
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd imagine in the background they're static images that are given the impression of being drawn by moving a mask around. I did that in Flash back in 2002, not sure where I'd start today. Could probably do it straight in Final Cut (though I don't know how well masks work on that).

    Alternatively theres stop motion. You could set up a working rig with just a few lights and an SLR camera but it would require a lot more skill and it'd be a lot harder to edit individual pieces later. Then just drop that whole video onto a still image of a sketchbook and set the layer transparency effect to darken or somehow make the white background on the video transparent.
     
  6. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't have powerpoint in mind, though it's a possibility. I'm on a mac, and I have keynote.

    I guess I could see the mask thing working. A bit of a pain, but it could be worse. Anyone seen any tutorials or have a lot of experience they could share?

    -Evan
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    That is the first thing I thought of this when I saw it.
     
  8. Melrose Suspended

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    I would have thought AE, but with Flash advancing as it has recently, it's certainly possible with that.
     
  9. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How could AE do it?
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Click on AE from Melrose's post. ;)
     
  11. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Duh, missed that one. Thanks.

    Anyone find a flash tutorial that accomplishes essentially the same thing?

    Thanks!!

    -Evan
     

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