8/11/07

Making your own shot mask (frame counter)

First of all, I would like to personally thank a friend from AM who send me this - Tobias Von Burkersroda, for making a great effort to bring this tutorial to life, and for letting me post it here.


1. Create a Shot Mask in an empty file



2. Create Text ( Create --> Text Options)



3. Write '0123456789'



4. Select Poly



5. Click on the Arrow ans select your favorite text type



6. Select the created poly numbers



7. Delete the history (Edit --> Delete by Type --> History)



8.Delete the created curves



9. Select all numbers and center the pivot ( Modify --> Center Pivot)



10. Create a Locator



11. Snap all numbers to the Locator



12. Rename the numbers the same way like the numbers of the original Shot Mask




13. Pose them where you want them to be



14. Delete the original Shot Mask number



15. In the outliner move the numbers to the group where the original numbers had been.



16. Move the time Slider. First of three parts done :)



17. Delete the 'AM:digit_2' and 'AM:digit_3'



18. Duplicate 'AM:digit_1' two times and rename the copies to AM:digit_2' and 'AM:digit_3



19. move all the 3 AM:digit_x groups



20. If you have crated a cam, delete it and save the file



21. Go to your scene and import the frame counter and parent it under your Shot Cam



22. DONE ;)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It absolutely not agree

Cesar taqui said...

Hi!
Can You send us a download link? or
cam you post a video with more details about the shotmask.

Thanks!!

Cesar taqui said...

Hi!
Can You send us a download link? or
cam you post a video with more details about the shotmask.

Thanks!!