In this tutorial, I will be sharing with you how to achieve 2D facial motion capture in After Effects. The technique involves acquiring motion data from dots on a face, and using that motion data to manipulate the position of puppet pins on an image that you
want to animate.
It’s a very useful way of quickly creating detailed animations, and characterizing inanimate objects, like the rock face in the intro. It’s also possible to do face replacement. By Matthew Perks
- Applications Used: After Effects CS4
- Difficulty: Advanced
- Estimated Completion Time: 1h +
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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating