Improving layer movement with the Smoother tool


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Improving layer movement with the Smoother tool

We have applied that motion tracking data to the Spyglass Render layer and also rotoscoped that layer so that the handle does not cover up the front of her fingers. Now the rotoscoping took a few additional keyframes. If I look at the mask, this is the number of keyframes I wound up with, and that's to ensure that the shape changes to always fit the front of her fingers. Let's play it back and take a look. So at this point, it's looking pretty good, it looks like it's in her fingers. Now there is still a little bit of tiny motion where it appears like the spyglass is sliding a tiny bit, bobbling or jittering. Now there are several things you can do to try to get rid of that.

Now one problem when you apply the tracking data is the fact that it applies a keyframe for every frame of the timeline, so if you look at the Transform section you can see that the position has a keyframe for every frame. Now that many keyframes packed closely together, often leads to really tiny motion that mig...

Improving layer movement with the Smoother tool
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Improving layer movement with the Smoother tool provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

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