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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:06 PM   #16
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This thread discusses how to do this with Motion and FCP...and has examples of both:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....65454&#1065454
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:09 PM   #17
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If you check out "A Scanner Darkly" trailer that uses some cell-shaded like footage but actually I believed they rotoscoped the entire film.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:12 PM   #18
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This thread discusses how to do this with Motion and FCP...and has examples of both:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....65454&#1065454
The first one looked better and was real close to the commercials that I have seen.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:17 PM   #19
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If you check out "A Scanner Darkly" trailer that uses some cell-shaded like footage but actually I believed they rotoscoped the entire film.
Yes they did rotoscope the whole film, as a matter of fact I think they're STILL rotoscoping the thing. Wired magazine this month had a write up on this flick and the process.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:48 AM   #20
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I know the commercials you speak of. They are for an investment company. The Kodak Easy Share software that came with my wife's digital still cam has that same effect for stills. Was thinking of doing a short sequence using that effect.

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Hi Greg,

I understand the Kodak software is quite good. I'd love to see a sample image if you could post one.

Thanks,
Dorothy
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:32 AM   #21
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I've seen the ads and I got curious about this so I decided to give it a try. The result is at:

http://www.arbourmedia.com/media/Cartoony.mov

About a 14 second clip.

I did it by:

1) exporting an image sequence from FCP into a folder.

2) Set up Photoshop CS to do a batch action from the folder to a new folder. For the test I just used the watercolor filter.

3) Imported the images in the second folder into After Effects as an image sequence.

4) Rendered the sequence.

5) Compressed it in QuickTime to .H264

Takes some time and some disk space. Works rather well.
Hi Peter,

Thanks for joining in the merriment! Is there a way to create a little less posterized and more cartoonized look?

Dorothy
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Peter Wiley
I've seen the ads and I got curious about this so I decided to give it a try. The result is at:

http://www.arbourmedia.com/media/Cartoony.mov

About a 14 second clip.

I did it by:

1) exporting an image sequence from FCP into a folder.

2) Set up Photoshop CS to do a batch action from the folder to a new folder. For the test I just used the watercolor filter.

3) Imported the images in the second folder into After Effects as an image sequence.

4) Rendered the sequence.

5) Compressed it in QuickTime to .H264

Takes some time and some disk space. Works rather well.
Hi Peter,

Thanks for joining in the merriment! Is there a way to create a little less posterized and more cartoonized look?

Dorothy
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:57 AM   #23
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There are two ads utilizing the cartoon effect. The ad for the investment company is, for me, the less satisfying. It's very obvious that a cartoon-filter effect has been applied. One is constantly reminded of this while viewing the video footage, though for some, this may be enjoyable.

The American Movie Channel's Clint Eastwood promo cartoonizes frame grabs from Eastwood's pictures and even applies comic book-like black borders between the still images. It is beautifully rendered and high, fun camp!!

Dorothy
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 08:18 AM   #24
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I extracted the video to individual frames using Quicktime, reprocessed them using Photoshops filters in batch mode and imported them back to Quicktime (I reduced the frame rate to give it a jerkier look)

The resulting Footage can be seen here :

http://www.indian.co.uk/audiovideo/ (it's the one
to the right of the Björk video:-) - Tim Bowness)

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 08:58 AM   #25
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Boris has a "Cartooner" filter. Never used it though, so I can't say what it's like.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:00 AM   #26
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Dorothy:

Take a look at the following tutorial and see if the look is closer to what you want.

http://www.macmerc.com/sections.php?...page&artid=209

Merc offers a PS action to do the effect, but it has to be modified to work as an batch action. I searched around trying to find the company that does motion gaphics for AMC with no luck.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:31 PM   #27
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Dorothy:

Take a look at the following tutorial and see if the look is closer to what you want.

http://www.macmerc.com/sections.php?...page&artid=209

Merc offers a PS action to do the effect, but it has to be modified to work as an batch action. I searched around trying to find the company that does motion gaphics for AMC with no luck.
Thank you! Peter :-)) This tutorial succeeds quite nicely in conveying the Eastwood cartoon look. I also tried contacting AMC for info about their ad agency but no luck, so far. Dorothy
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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #28
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Finally got around to trying the cartoon effect based on the tutorial I mentioned above.

Here's the result: http://www.arbourmedia.com/media/Cartoony3.mov
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