In this video, see every step to produce a Facebook Live event with Character Animator.
- You can stream more to Facebook Live, than just video from your phone. You can also stream your character animator characters. (upbeat music) In order to stream live to Facebook Live, you need to have your NewTek NDI plug-in and Wirecast software installed. So check out my earlier videos for all those details. So the first thing we want to do in character animator is start start our character. We'll use this guy just like we have him here. And we need to setup our live outputs so we'll go to edit, preferences, go to live output, and I want to enable mercury transmit, and make sure that the NewTek NDI output is selected.
This is the plug-in that allows character animator and Adobe softwares to talk over your local network to other programs like Wirecast. Click okay. And now, I'm going to start Wirecast. So in Wirecast, I have already set up my character layer and I've got a an overlay here. And bring that down really low. And I have my audio layer that I had also brought in so you can see over here, that I've got the audio going.
I have it muted on the right for my live. Cuz I hear an echo. - [Female Voice] This is a demonstration of Wirecast. - [Mark] So I'm just having that muted at the moment. So once you have everything set up in Wirecast which is described in an earlier video on how to set this up, you want to make sure that you don't have a virtual camera already going. Cuz you might have set up a virtual camera for Skype or something so just go to virtual camera, and if it's already going, click stop. This says start, so obviously I don't have one happening so that's great.
So, to set up to go to Facebook Live, I'm also going to go to output, go to output settings, and I'm going to select my destination, which in this case, is Facebook Live, click okay. Now I'm going to name this Mark Test, just confirm it's Facebook Live, and coding you have a few difference sources. I'm actually going to set it relatively low and small because it does take a lot of resources, and I'm running a lot of different programs right now.
And make sure that your audio track is selected. I believe my audio track is on track 3. Then you're going to need to click on authenticate. And what this does, this allows you to put in your Facebook information to login into your Facebook account. I've already done that. And then I have an option to schedule for later or go live now. I'm going to go ahead and go live. And you can put it to your pages, your profile, groups, or events. I'm going to send it to my profile.
Then you need to title like an y Facebook Live; you need to title it. This is Mark's funny test. And then you would want to describe the video. And the description for Facebook Live is pretty important cuz this actually shows up above your title on the description. Playing with character animator. Then you can set it to go to public, to your friends, or only to you. Since we're just doing a test, I'm going to select only to me.
And then you're going to want to click on create. This sets up the link for going to Facebook Live; you don't need to do anything with it. But without that, you won't be streaming live to Facebook. So if you make any changes up here, you need to click on create again before you select okay. I'm going to select okay here. So we're not quite going live to Facebook yet, even though we show live in the chair. This is going live over our internal network. I need to go back to output, and go to start/stop broadcasting, and I need to start Facebook Live Mark test.
Now, there will be a slight delay going to Facebook Live. So let's go over and take a look and see if we're up and running. There's a bit of a delay, but I'm now live on Facebook Live with character animator. So, using Wirecast, the NewTek NDI Plugin, and character animator, you can now put your animated avatar live onto Facebook. (upbeat music)
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
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