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January 8, 2022 at 10:27 am
It might be easiest to recreate what you’re after using shape layers, but failing that trying search for “hud” (heads up display) on stock footage websites.
January 8, 2022 at 10:25 am
I think you’ve got the right approach, you’ll be able to animate the fence’s motion, using masks to make holes where you need them to correspond to the action.
Only thing I’m not sure of is when you describe it as a flip book effect. Are you wanting this to appear drawn and have someone flicking through the images? If so, take a look at Andrew Kramer’s tutorial: https://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/flip-book_motion/
January 8, 2022 at 10:20 am
24 instances! Well, yes, I can sort of imagine VideoCopilot didn’t QA for that. All on one layer suggests to me that you might not be using Saber the way it was intended.
I am sorry for you that it corrupted your project, there’s almost nothing more disheartening than that. I’ve become a bit of an evangelicalist for cloud backups. I use Google Drive to backup my project folders and just lay week screwed up by overwriting source footage. Fortunately because I had it backed up, I was able to retrieve the file.
When/If you recreate your project, post a screenshot here and we can see if there is any way to cut down the number Sabers.
January 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Next to the Zoom value, there is a dropdown for quality. In your screen recording, you have this set to Quarter, so AE to giving you a faster result in preview. Have you tried rendering it out yet?
January 2, 2022 at 1:59 pm
Seeing as you have a brick pattern, why not try using the Custom option instead of the brick pattern. That way you should be able to use your actual bricks to control the cutout.
January 2, 2022 at 1:58 pm
The extrusion depth should match, so my guess is this break is flying towards or away from the camera, but it’s fall and tumble make it look like it’s thinner. Adjusting the Randomness and other Physics factors will probably solve this for you.
January 2, 2022 at 1:55 pm
I feel like there is an eaiser way than the following, but I can’t think of it right now:
- Create a new solid and add a Gradient Ramp, with the gradient going left to right
- Add a second gradient and with this gradient running vertically, blend it with the original
- Add a Mosaic effect, to create blocks.
- Use a gradient wipe effect on your video layer
If you’re not quite happy with this, it might be simplest to use masks and keyframe their opacity. But that’s more time consuming.
January 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm
I think I’d be tempted to use Time Remapping here. You can copy the timecodes as keyframes, then set keyframes either side of the one you want to replace and then paste in your copied values.
December 22, 2021 at 9:49 am
Is the Text layer left-aligned?
I think I would be tempted to “cheat” and have a layer underneath in the light green which is lined up, then the size and spacing of the letter wouldn’t matter
You could spend ages with SourceRectAtTime trying to perfectly match it or you can fake it and move on.
December 22, 2021 at 9:45 am
In After Effects, expand your two text layers so you can see the Source Text property. Then use a pickwhip to link the second to the first. Whatever text appears in the first text will appear in the second.