19 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2017 7:52 AM by stefanocps

    change the time in a clock

    stefanocps Level 1

      hello..this is the occasion i can go foward in learbibg some AE best possibility

      in this scene i would like to change the time of the clock

      it shoould state 7 ubnstead 6 59 some secons before, in synch with the alarm

      the clock is used in other scenes so either should not be drastically change either i need to change it everywhere

      here is the clip

       

      http://www.counseloraroma.net/Giuliasveglia.mp4

        • 1. Re: change the time in a clock
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Simply mask it out and replace the dial with a custom graphic.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: change the time in a clock
            stefanocps Level 1

            so simple?i concern it might be visible that it has been added later

            Also i have that clock in diffferent perspective in other scenes and the difficult ito shave the graphic in the proper perspective!

            • 3. Re: change the time in a clock
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

              There's nothing difficult about it. All your questions are basic AE stuff, it just seems you refuse to actually learn the program. no offense, but it might really be a good idea to sit down watch some basic tutorials about tracking, masking and some other fundamentals you have been asking questions about those last few days. Of course it will take patience and practice, but you'll never learn to do those things until you actually try them.

               

              Mylenium

              • 4. Re: change the time in a clock
                stefanocps Level 1

                believe me i  really don t refuse..actually i was asking to learn something more difficult

                as you said your solution is a basic one, and even if  never did it i already know what i could do, i know that i ssomething i coul ddo

                in fact i was asking for a more complex solution to learn something deeper!

                of course in the meanwhile i'll try that, in my mind iwas thinking that there could be a muche more sophisiticated solution!

                • 5. Re: change the time in a clock
                  stefanocps Level 1

                  let me say something more. i did n ot say difficult to mean that it was diffucult for me to do

                  i mean that as the clock is in different angle i though that something more complex would have been needed to put the grapghic and go with the different view!

                  • 6. Re: change the time in a clock
                    Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                    so simple?i concern it might be visible that it has been added later

                    the way you tackle this is you first stabilize the shot, then you apply the patch, then you re-introduce the motion.

                     

                    you can take the clock from the second half of the shot.

                     

                    when the shot is not moving, duplicate the shot, mask the clock on the duplicate, move the whole it to the first part of the shot. this way you get a loop of the 07:00. once at the first part of the shot, then on the second part.

                     

                    all this requires practice and knowledge in tracking and compositing. with limited or not experience of the software, you will hit a brick wall ever so often.

                    • 7. Re: change the time in a clock
                      stefanocps Level 1

                      ok i am trying to move in...

                      i see that i only need to mask the number not the whole clock

                      but there is something i need to understand

                       

                      first thing i should select a frame of the clock saying 7:00

                      i need only 1 frame to work is it? can i use it a still also?

                      then i go a put this masked frame above the clip with 6:59

                      correct?

                      and then adjust with keyframing

                      is this briefly the procedure?

                      i am trying ..using 1 frame, and i need to copy it over over for all the time i need..am i doing correct?

                      • 8. Re: change the time in a clock
                        stefanocps Level 1

                        the clock is moving in each and every frame..so i think i need to select only 1 frame-...

                        • 9. Re: change the time in a clock
                          stefanocps Level 1

                          i find some diffult cause as the clock is moving in everyframe i have no reference on where to pu the masked time..on frame is little bit higher, another lower...i need to have it always in the same positinion,  but i have no referal point

                          i think i may mask out the 6.59 and track it so i have a perfect reference on where to put the new time?

                          • 10. Re: change the time in a clock
                            Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                            this is the workflow:

                            I would first stabilize the clock. use the tracker and choose stabilize motion

                             

                            apply the data to the footage. now when the shot is not moving, I can cut the shot and place the 07:00 back above the current clock.

                             

                            055.gif

                            I would duplicate another copy of the footage so I will the 07:00 to continue through the duration of the whole shot

                            to make things organized, I would precomp (like premiere's nest) the whole sequence and call it stabilized:

                            to re-introduce the motion I would copy paste the stabilizing keyframes from the footage's anchor point and rotation to the position and rotation of the null.

                            set and expression for reverse rotation. -value

                            then I would connect the layer to the null and set the collapse switch for the precomp

                            that's it.

                             

                            here's the footage:

                            GiuliasvegliaFixed.mp4 - Google Drive

                             

                            here's the project:

                            ClockReplace.aep - Google Drive

                             

                            next time you should prepare your checkbook!

                             

                            but really, this is all to show you what this amazing software can do, now you should study it yourself to save your shots so you could tell the story you want to tell. or at least know what's possible and pay someone else to do it

                            • 11. Re: change the time in a clock
                              stefanocps Level 1

                              that s great and amazing!

                              i will try to follow step by step the procedure for doing it myself and learn

                              so please be patient if you can while i ll aske help  going through the process

                              start from the beginning

                               

                              stabilize the clock

                              start the process of stabilize motion

                               

                              the i have 2 box in the middle of screen the outer called track point 1

                              i move these box just around the clock, is that right?

                              what about the inner box?

                               

                              the i see you have check rotation and if i check the rotation box i got a secont track pooint, what i do with that?

                               

                              then after setting these 2 i suppose click play and then apply

                              till here shall be ok?just to know where to put the boxes!

                               

                              svewglia.jpg

                              • 12. Re: change the time in a clock
                                Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                                Stefan there is now way for you to get all of this in the forums. you are going to have to learn how to do this by reading, watching and practicing. this is no beginner stuff. if you want me to point you to resources I recommend you start here: After Effects tutorials | Learn how to use After Effects CC and then move to Lynda and look for tutorials on compositing and tracking in after effects

                                • 13. Re: change the time in a clock
                                  stefanocps Level 1

                                  ok thanks a lot and for the clip you made! i am so grateful for it and for these resourcs and of course i know you are right in what you saying

                                  i will surely study them

                                  now i am so excited with this particular point and i really would like to go further and try to do on my own!

                                   

                                  could yu address me to some tutorial that are strictly related to this so that i can learn this procedure while i am working at a useful thing! ?

                                  • 14. Re: change the time in a clock
                                    stefanocps Level 1

                                    i have watched noiw the clip!!

                                    can't believe it! monster!

                                    i repeat...i could use it...and if i can t succed i will..

                                    but can't wait to try to do it on my own!

                                    thanks again! and if you can give me some hint on how to go further..even with particular tutorial!

                                    thanks!

                                    • 15. Re: change the time in a clock
                                      Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                                      After Effects tutorials | Learn how to use After Effects CC and then move to Lynda and look for tutorials on compositing and tracking in after effects. in Lynda look for Mark christiansen and study his techniques. first you need to cover the basics, he also has a introductory course on Ae 2017. Good luck!

                                       

                                       

                                      • 16. Re: change the time in a clock
                                        stefanocps Level 1

                                        update i was able to do the main part

                                        now i have the clock stating 7 at the right point and it is perfect!

                                        mine has the movement of the stabilizationto all the clip..so the border of the clip move in and out

                                        while your project doesn t have this

                                        also i did not use the null track yet..as i don t understand yet what is it for

                                         

                                        this is my project

                                         

                                        https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By8IlED_pJoBNUJaMTFyTi1KY2c

                                        • 17. Re: change the time in a clock
                                          stefanocps Level 1

                                          i think i get something furthei

                                          the null object help me in not having that rotation in the original clip

                                          i should inserte the espression  -Value to rotation so that the original rotation applied from stabilizer is canceled

                                          is that correct?

                                          in any case can t get how to insert the expression

                                          • 18. Re: change the time in a clock
                                            stefanocps Level 1

                                            i have been able to copy the expression from roei project and paste it to mine

                                            anyway the clip is still moving in the border..don t know what to do to have it firm!

                                            • 19. Re: change the time in a clock
                                              stefanocps Level 1

                                              done it!!!

                                              great Roei, i was able to to it properly

                                              i was confused because i was  not copyng the anchor point keyframe to the null position keyfram

                                              but i was copyng position to position or anchor to anchor

                                              why i need to do this thing is still not very clear to me

                                              but i can wonder somehting

                                               

                                              of all this matter the only thing that remain unsolved is

                                              how to  insert expression??

                                              thanks to all!!!