Apple Shake 4.1 tutorial, this video will focus on how to use the warper effect.
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Hey guys, this is Eric from finalcutstudioschool.com.
This shake tutorials have been doing (excuse me) have been pretty popular here lately, so I'm going to start doing a few of them, and somebody asked me about the morpher node. So I want to go through a brief review of my warper node. If you want to know what I'm doing, I'm just dusting off my Mac Pro. It has got pretty dusty here lately around here with a lot of coal trucks, and stuff, and just so I got to try and keep it clean and it’s just a job, but anyways sorry to go off on a tangent there.
Let’s get it started. As you can see, I have a film or movie loaded it to the canvass here, Stacy. I want to talk about Morph nodes so what I'm going to is I’ve added the warper node that is under the warp tab, warper, as you can see, right here, here it is.
So now, I’ve added my warper node. These controls have come up down here at the bottom. So the very first thing I wanted to do is add a shape. I want to add a shape around what I want to morph or warp not morph I’m sorry.
So I'm going to put my shape button, and I'm going to go in here, and I'm going to make a shape a real quick, like this around and bam! And I'm going to drag, and select all of them, and turn them around, and so it looks a little bit better.
So now, we have this shape around our subjects face. What now? We’ll, right click and then bring up a contextual menu. Scroll down, to duplicate and connect shape. When it does this, it will turn blue. Then, all you need to do after that is grab your point and drag them, and you’ll start warp.
As you can see, the inner shape is our stock shape, the outer shape, is the shapes that were warping. Then you can do it, and you can animate this too over time in a movie. It’s really, really easily done.
So now we’re turning her into some kind of alien. And you know this is basically how the warp node or warper node works. So but if what if you didn’t want to do a shake, okay let me clear everything out. What if we want to say warp her eyeball here? Okay, no problem. I'm going to click my shape button. I'm going to go up here and start me a shape. Now, you don’t have to close your shape for it to work. So let me highlight her eyebrow here, and I’m going to right click on the last point and say finish shape. And this will turn it into a finished shape. Then I'm going to right click, to duplicate and connect shape again, and that will turn blue like that. And you can go ahead and do your thing.
As you can see her eyebrows starting to kind of warp up there, but wait a minute, ain’t right. Her eyeballs are going with it. We don’t want her eyeball to go with it. And also, this little controls down here. This will let you edit your connections and stuff. This one here is connect shape mode so you can connect more shapes. This one here is edit confection blah, blah, blah. You all can pretty much figure that out on your own I’m just trying to get you set in the right direction. So there, we go with more of her eyebrow. Just morph it up way up here.
But, we don’t want her eyeball to go with it. We want just her eyebrow to warp. So, how are we going to do that? We’ll I show you okay, you want to reset everything. I’m going to click my shape button and draw me a shape like always on her eyebrow and finish my shape.
Then what I want to do is I’m going to click the shake button again and draw another shape and this time I’m going to outline as it is going to be a boundary shape. I'm going to draw a shape around the top of her eye here. And right click say finish shape.
Now, if you come down here and turn off this little button, it will turn off these inner things, they get in the way sometimes.
So now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to right click on my top shape, duplicate and connect shape like always. Now turn it blue, then I'm going to right click on the boundary shape that I created and I want to select set as boundary shape, and this going to turn orange and when it turns orange that means nothing below this line is going to get warped. So I can take this, and drag it way up. And as you can see, her eyeball is not getting warp. Well, I need to take this down here. There! As you can see, I'm warping her eyebrow majorly but everything below this boundary line is not being warped.
So that is the basics, of the warper node in Shake. I hope this gets you started and get you on the right track to do in some cool stuff. Believe me you’re only limited to your imagination.
If you have any questions, get hold of me on my contact information is at my website. And stay tune for more shake tutorials. We’ll see you next time.