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Author: Martin Overmars | Website: http://www.56k.nl/

Creating 'Track-Points' in Adobe After Effects and using them in a Flash Animation

Intro

Why?

You'd like that something in your Flash-animation sticks to something in your Flash video or responds to it in some other way.
Ex. You have footage of a cat running in the street and you'd like to attach something like a helmet or something that moves, like a propellor on his head. Well, now you can without becoming a patient monk.

Minimum requirements

-Macromedia Flash (AFAIK, mx, might be less)
-Adobe After Effects (AFAIK, 6.5, might be less)
-Microsoft Excel (AFAIK, 2000, might be less, excel for mac is fine too)

Programming Languages being used

-XML
-ActionScript

About

-Step 1: tracking in After Effects
-Step 2: Converting 'Track-Points' to XML with Excel
-Step 3: Using the XML with ActionScript
Example project files:
flashFile.fla
Map1.xml
source.avi
source.flv
sourceTracks.aep
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2007-05-02
Rating: 5.5 Votes: 4
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» Author
Digital Media Design Student
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