Matching makeup to footage

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  06 June 2012
Matching makeup to footage

I've got a video sequence of about 4 seconds (100 frames), where I need to match some make-up to a face. The face is fairly stationary, in as much as it doesn't move much or turn around, it's mainly the hand-held camera supplying the movement in the video.

I've tried to match the makeup to the footage manually, rather unsuccessfully, for the entire night, and I'm starting to get to the end of my rope here. The best I've managed to do, in manual matching, still leaves the makeup bobbing about the face, and there's just too many frames and keys to correct it manually.

It would be so simple if I could do a 2d-tracking of some details on the face and then "tack" the makeup onto it - Say, for instance, tracking the corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth in the footage, then stick the corresponding parts of the makeup layer to those positions and have the layer deform correctly and according to the camera motions. This might just be wishful thinking though.

So, how would you go about sorting this task out?

Edit: I've come up with a possible solution, but I don't know if it would work, and I don't know how to implement it. If I use the CC Power Pin on my makeup layer, and parent each of the four corner points to it's corresponding tracking point, with an offset so that my initial frame will fit, that could possibly solve my problem? The big catch here is that I'm completely clueless when it comes to AE scripting, i.e. I don't know how to enter in my offset values.

Last edited by hellspawned : 06 June 2012 at 01:56 AM.
  06 June 2012
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