Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
In this Adobe After Effects tutorial you will learn how to bring your drawings to life part 2/2.
Tags:how to Bring Drawings to Life Part 2/2,adobe after effects,adobe software tutorials,adobenicnacs,animate drawings,bring your drawings to life,digital manipulation
Grab video code:
Okay, so I finished drawing the rest of the masks on here. That’s what where we draw a mask. So now what we’re going to do is we’re going to complete the stroke. And if you don’t really understand what the stroke does because I really don’t explain much here. What it basically does is draw a stroke or a line over all the edges of your masks. Now we’re drawing masks with the pen tool here. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to disable the visibility of the mask, just temporarily by clicking this button down here. Took a mask and shape visibility. And now we can see if we turn these lines on. We can see it’s all way that yellow stuff was is now in red. And that’s because our strokes are working here.
So I’m going to choose the color to black now and you can configure with size settings if you want blank and leave it at the default here. And the way we animate this is we animate the stop so if you can see it start animating the start probably backwards, it starts drawing the lines. So what we’re going to do is we need to key frame this. So I’m going to give about a five value gap and I’m going to key frame stop at a 100. I’m just going to press, click on the layer, press hue so I can see my key frames. And I’m just going to go long let’s say five second animation. Go over to five seconds and we’re going to set to zero. And then what we’re going to do is just a quick render. This is the most time consuming part of any project enough to effects waiting for it to render each time. Okay so we’ll just leave it to that and see what it looks like.
You can see it animates just fine. By the time it gets there, it will finish drawing. And the trouble is, the doors there in the first place—so what we’re going to do is we’re going to press, go to the menu and press T to bring up opacity and we’re going to go to about here just after it finishes. We’re going to set a key frame for zero opacity. So from this point here and before, it’ll be zero. So we can see our paper. It’ll complete the line but wait a second and then we’re going to animate the actual—so you’re going to see it and draw with the lines. It won’t actually, suddenly appear transparent and that’s only because it’s rendering it out. If we change it down to a half resolution and then again, may be not. It gets there and finishes and the door fades on. So I’ll just do a quick render and I’ll pause here and render this out. Okay, and this is fully rendered out and we will jus play it now. And there we go. If it is going a little fast for you, you can spread this out a bit more. I will bring my work carry out. I need to just grab this key frames and direct them along and then you can just spread out the key frames to fit however you like it.
Now the other thing I added in the final piece was a piece of music. So that’s very—so what we do is you click and drag it into the bottom and it will play as it is. So that really needs any explanation so I think that is it. So we’ll do one final quick render with the slower version and we’ll see what we’ve got.
Okay right, I finished rendering it out. I’m enjoying that render. I’ve realized something we forgot we do and that’s fade out the lines, so make sure that we do that. So what we’re going to do is with the opacity of this goes from 0 to 100. I’m going to press T on that lines and do it all way around. We’re going to go from 100 to 0. And there we go. That’s how you do this sort of magic line draw turn into reality sort of—to this practically any image. Still images preferably. How many is possible but you’ve had to animate the lines, it would just be very tricky on a moving image. And yes, I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Please comment and subscribe on this video and all my other videos if you like them of course. And other than that, thank you for watching.