How to Mimic this Effect...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FSMBP, May 17, 2011.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Hi guys - I'm perplexed about this, so I figure I'd ask the helpful people of MacRumors!

    I wanted to know to micmic the effect found in this video (skip in 45 seconds in, it's only for 3 seconds):

    More specifically, this is what I want to know:

    1. How to motion track a graphic & have it stay in a position after the tracking points disappear
    2. How to create a design like that & have it animate like it did (like vines growing/receding)

    I know that's a lot of stuff to ask, but ANY help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    (By the way, I'm at school, so I have access to Motion & After Effects)
  2. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    in after effects you should be able to motion track any point in that frame and use its motion information on the vines.
    (motion track a null object on the pan and use that information??? correct me if thats complete rubbish anyone)


    forget everything i said. here you go:
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    the vector vine can be done in After Effects using animated masking or animated paintbrush set to reverse (as a mask).
    the motion track on this one is actually simple and dont require any tracking just some frame by frame previewing.
    but if it had more movement in all axis then yes Motion track it.
  4. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I will have to mess around in After Effects then. Thanks a lot, guys!
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    A tip on the vines part. take original vine graphic into photoshop and break it into layers.
    plan it out as to how you want the vines to animate as it grows.
    bring it all into AE in layers and precomp each layer for masking.
    this way you get all of them sitting in the right spot.

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