In this video, learn how to set up a live-to-presentation production and use the Newtek NDI plugin.
- Sending a live signal out of character animator is quick and easy. (upbeat music) So once you have your scene set up in character animator, like we have here, it's only a couple clicks to get everything set up to broadcast live. So, let's take a look at what you need to do. So, I have everything set here. So, I've got another monitor here, hooked up. And, let's go to edit, preferences.
And, we've been here before when we were taking a look at the audio set up to make sure that we have the right audio input. This time we're going to click on live output. And, all you do is click on enable, Mercury Transmit. So, what'll come up, here, will be a list of any of the video devices, or monitors, or broadcast units that you have connected to your system. So, these are my two different monitors. The lower resolution one, is actually the one I have set up right now, as my main unit, and I only have it set for low resolution, for recording this video.
Normally, it's a much higher resolution. This is my Wacom Cintiq 22 inch touch monitor, that I draw right on the surface. So, I use this for all my touch interface to really have great control over my character. And, the one I have selected here is my side monitor, over here, the 1920 by 1200. And, then you'll also see I've got NewTek NDI output. I don't have to have this connected, or set up at the moment. The NewTek NDI is a free app that you can download for a Windows or a Mac.
And, you can download it from this address, I'm going to put it up on the screen for you here. And, that allows you to help set up a virtual production studio, on your system. And, they've got a specific plug-in that works just with Adobe Creative Cloud. So, it's work not only in Adobe Character Animator, to help you send the signal out to any other number of sources, but it'll also work with After Effects and Premier, as well. So, I'm just going to select my other monitor, over here.
I'm going to click okay. And you see, it shows up real time. So, as I'm doing my motions and having my character go through whatever it is I want my character to go through. I'll even do a little drag over here, so it's over that way. (laughter) It's that easy. So, I am now transmitting live to this other monitor. And, if I had duplicated this monitor to another projector, I could be sending it straight to that other projector. So, that's really all it takes to send out a live signal.
Just go to your edit and set up to whatever source you want to send it to. So, now it's time to go have some fun. (laughter) Love it, this is great. Bye everybody. (upbeat tunes)
- 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
2. Puppet Production Issues
3. Add Production Value
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