Running AE CS5. Windows 7 64 bit
I wanted to use and try Digieeffects Camera Mapper, and downloaded the trial from their website.
It kept crashing my installation of After Effects. Digieffects Support has been helpful, trying to isolate the problem, even sending me a substitute plugin but it keeps crashing my copy of AE, which is the current updated verison.
In the meantime I am up against a deadline and am wondering if there is a similar plugin to Camer Mapper. I need to manipulate layers of a mixture of videos and still photos, creating a flat 3D effect, similar to what Digieffects does so nicely in its product demos.
Basically I am looking for a multicam effect, similar to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHoiVjAgW3Q
Any other plugins that I should look into?
I realize I can do it all in AE without a plugin -- but a cool plugin that could assist and speed up the process would be nice!
I'm not aware of any substitute, so yes, in a way you are stuck with what you have...
The example you posted was probably Photoshop, separating a image into foreground, middle ground and background portions, cloning in the holes, then animating in 3D space. Very effective, but not as easy as camera mapper.
Do a google search for "kid stays in the picture" effect and you'll find several tutorials.