Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Motion Video Created From a Single Second Life Image
I've been wanting to play around with parallax video creation for a long time and finally had some time last night. This video was created from a single image captured in Second Life. I opened the original photo in Photoshop and cut it into foreground, middle-ground and background layers. I then filled in the holes of the background image to replace the excised avatar and tower sections. Next, I imported the finished layers into Motion and created a 15 second video by animating each layer separately along with an overall 3D camera move. I opened the resulting video in Final Cut Pro and added effects and titling. This is a very simple experiment playing around with parallax animation. Check out this video from the World Wildlife Fund to see what kind of amazing results are possible using the technique.