Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video A realistic EKG, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
This last idea corner is probably the most fiddly to execute, but it may be…necessary if you have a client that really cares about accuracy.…You know these vital sign traces we have in the background?…Well, they really are just randomly wiggled lines.…They're not really based on actual vital signs from a real human being.…If your client happens to have a doctor as an advisor, they may say these aren't realistic;…they don't represent what you should be seeing.…So you may find yourself having to go back and trace an actual EKG or other vital signs chart.…
Well, if you have access to the exercise files, we have provided such a chart in the Sources folder.…Twirl open Sources, Stills and we've given you, thanks to iStockphoto, a very high resolution EKG chart.…You could spend sometime masking this down and animating a mask across it …or you can create a Shape layer that follows these traceries.…I'll show you how to do that.…I'll drag the still image EKG chart onto the New Composition icon.…It will create a comp that size.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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