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YankeeFitted
02-11-2005, 01:16 AM
Hi guys, new to the forums so just like to say whats up :).

So I have a few questions that I'm SURE you ae pros will get it right off the bat. I've not like 100% empty to ae, but I would like to know how a few effects are done from the help of you guys.

First things first, check out: http://www.shilodesign.com/popup/mtv_friends.htm

Once you view that, restart the movie and pause it at the beginning and slowly move the time frame.

1. How is that little paper crumble done at the very beginning?

2. How is that background done? The city is like shaking over and over while the clouds are too.

3. How is this stick paper guy done? With the shadow and all...

4. HOW IS THAT ZOOM DONE WITH THE BACKGROUND BLUR AND IT ZOOMS PERFECTLY INTO HIS HEAD???

5. I love these 3-D perspectives. Any tips on how they are created? LIke how many images? Any cameras involved (btw i don't know how to use those lol)...

Thats it for now, please go easy because I'm just starting out. I do know how to keyframe and easy stuff like changing parameters and whatnot. Thanks.

- YF

vinteg
02-11-2005, 05:21 AM
Why don't you ask him?

I frequently see him at http://mograph.net/board/index.php?
a motion graphics forum.

Get a copy of the Meyers book, the bible of AE, it'll show you everything you need to know.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1578202493/qid=/sr=/ref=cm_lm_asin/002-6591626-1099255?v=glance

roguenroll
02-11-2005, 11:51 PM
yeah I'd say get the Meyers books, or total training DVDs. Might as well start from the start and things like these are all based on the basics.

Paper crumple, can be a photoshop layer, displacment map, or an AE plugin.


Looks to me though that the guy is an acomplished drawing artist, probably scanned
an animation, or did it with a tablet in photoshop. the elements that are alll bouncing around
would be on separate layers, the shaking and such is easy done with 'expressions' so alot
of time keyframing is save there, or simply keyframing it.

Its great, Im no expert, but he's great at the technique. And of course lots of practice.

ald1225
02-12-2005, 04:17 PM
Ok Hi I'm new to the forums too :)
From what I see here's what I think:

1. Done by mask, displacement map or a plug-in http://www.forge.net/prod.htm

2. Background seems to be done with a little keyframing action
but it actually seems to be more than that, looks likes it's very music driven background.
He probably put the building in a comp, then cloud in another comp, then put those two in a new comp then put it in another comp, with a Trapcode Soundkey plug-in applied
http://www.trapcode.com/products_soundkeys.html

3. Stick paper guy looks like that's really hand drawn and just cleaned up. Then animated/keyframed. Shadow seems to be done with just another comp with a 3D applied to it (the little cube box turned on) rotated and anchored it to the foot of the guy

4. Masked

5. This will help you with the perspectives/3D layer stuff http://www.macdesignonline.com/tutorials/aftereffects/marapr03_camera.html

good luck:thumbsup:

YankeeFitted
02-13-2005, 12:53 AM
What do you mean masked? How is the zoom masked?

Thank you so much for the answers they really helpedddd..

Thanks:bounce:

ald1225
02-13-2005, 05:33 PM
Here’s what I think about the zoom mask thingy going on.



He created a circle mask to be place on top of the character. Then inverse the mask, then he blurred the background a little. Then a camera was added, and zoomed into face of the character.

YankeeFitted
02-13-2005, 09:52 PM
Hmm, not clear what you're talking about. Sorry to bother you. I've just never seen the concept of a mask used with a camera.

IF you have free time, only if you want to though, can you make a small demonstration of this mask/camera thing you're talking about? And apply it like the paper guy. (only if you want to sorry for asking)

Thanks man.

- YF

ald1225
02-14-2005, 12:40 AM
Hmm, not clear what you're talking about. Sorry to bother you. I've just never seen the concept of a mask used with a camera.

IF you have free time, only if you want to though, can you make a small demonstration of this mask/camera thing you're talking about? And apply it like the paper guy. (only if you want to sorry for asking)

Thanks man.

- YF

He could have also just blurred the background and zoomed in the camera btw, a lot of possibilities but here's the same effect to a degree.

Note: You might want to cut an paste the links because quicktime does not like when movies are opened to a new window, just gives your jibrish stuff

http://tinyurl.com/4mblj
http://tinyurl.com/6x3w4

YankeeFitted
02-14-2005, 04:27 AM
But I lose quality with images...how is this fixed?

ald1225
02-15-2005, 04:02 AM
You have to change the last value in the "Position" setting

When add camera, press the drop down arrow on the right side, then you will transform and options. Press the drop down arrow of the Transfrom and you will a setting called "Position"
Play with the last value of the setting, there you camera will seem to move in closer without being blurred.

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