2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2009 6:40 AM by un-j

    poker hole cards animation solution

    un-j

      Hi,

      We are going to produce a poker tv show, with video table etc. I was wondering, what is the best way to bring hole cards animation on screen? You can check out an example from here: YouTube - NEW Poker After Dark s05e46 Season 5 episode 46 FULL , HD HQ 3/4 scroll to 40s(cards on left side of screen).

      So basically, I need to show what cards every player has and what table brings. Cards should come and go with little animation. There are 2600+ possible combination of two cards(13cards, 4 suits), so I can't really render all combination out before the filming and use them. I need to create some kind of default animation, where I could replace the cards as needed. What is the best way for that? Can I do this with After Effects?

      thanks for helping!

        • 1. Re: poker hole cards animation solution
          yenaphe Level 4

          All you need is to have all your card faces imported at the same size/resolution.

           

          Then build you animation with 2 cards (it's not important which 2). Once you animation is finished, the easiest way to replace the cards with the one you need is:

           

          1) select your 1st card layer in your composition

          2) select your correct card in your project panel

          3) press & hold alt (opt on mac) and drag it on top of your selected layer

           

          Tadaaaaa, your layer source is replaced by the new card.

          Now do the same thing for the second card and render your animation.

           

          Repeat the process for every hand you show in your show.

          • 2. Re: poker hole cards animation solution
            un-j Level 1

            Thanks a lot!

             

             

            All you need is to have all your card faces imported at the same

            size/resolution.

             

            Then build you animation with 2 cards (it's not important which 2). Once

            you animation is finished, the easiest way to replace the cards with the

            one you need is:

             

            1) select your 1st card layer in your composition

            2) select your correct card in your project panel

            3) press & hold alt (opt on mac) and drag it on top of your selected layer

             

            Tadaaaaa, your layer source is replaced by the new card.

            Now do the same thing for the second card and render your animation.

             

            Repeat the process for every hand you show in your show.

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