Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Graphics and experiments!

So, I've not been very good at keeping things up to date recently, but I was on holiday for three weeks (it seems so long ago!), and I was very busy for a few weeks when I got back, and then... well, I've not done much that's exciting, I'm afraid. Things like new pets and being ill have distracted me. Anyway, to make up for it today I'm uploading three things for you to have a gander at!

This first one is one of six sub-title graphics made for a Teachers TV programme, made very quickly, I wish I'd had the chance to put some more polish into it now:

Earth graphic title from Michael Lansdell on Vimeo.

This next clip is my first ever crack at motion tracking:

2D Motion Tracked titles from Michael Lansdell on Vimeo.

It came out pretty well, I'm pleased with it, and it got me thinking about how to do 3D motion tracking. This is my first attempt at it:

3D Motion tracking in After Effects, experimant 01! from Michael Lansdell on Vimeo.

Now, I'm aware that After Effects doesn't technically do 3D motion tracking, but as all I want to do with it is comp in a flat 3D layer like this I'm sure there must be a workaround. The biggest problem will be automating the scale, as you can see here that doesn't happen at all because that information isn't carried over from this corner pin method. I know the track here is very messy scaling aside, but I think maybe shooting the footage with my mobile phone in a dark room wasn't a particularly good idea. Still, it just means I have room to improve and fiddle!