Real-World 3D Displacement with Freeform Pro.
In this tutorial, Mike Sevigny will show you how to displace a plane and its textures in 3D space using After Effects & FreeForm Pro. This technique is not specific to the footage provided - any footage can be "dented".
A Visual Effects Artist, Mike has worked on many high-profile projects, including Beauty & the Beast as Lead Compositor and Set Supervisor, and Trailer Park Boys. He sits on the Advisory Committee at the Toronto Film School, where he has taught After Effects for several years.
0:00 - Introduction
0:24 - Tracking the Camera
1:13 - Scale & Orient the Scene
2:53 - Projecting the Video
5:37 - Setup FFPro Camera
6:26 - Applying and Aligning FFPro
7:24 - FFPro 3D Mesh Distortion
11:19 - FFPro Using Displacement Mattes
13:12 - FFPro Animating Displacement Mattes
14:38 - FreeForm Pro in Production
21:25 - Conclusion
Sevigny - Bio
Mike Sevigny is a Visual Effects Artist, who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He's a graduate of Sheridan College (2005). He completed a 3-year tenure at the Toronto Film School as After Effects Instructor and continues today as a member of the Advisory Committee. He currently operates TorusFX Inc. in Downtown Toronto and invites prospective clients to reach out to him with interesting project ideas.
Music Videos: artists include "Bedouin Sound Clash", "City & Colour", "Serena Ryder" and 50+ more.
Co-Directed "The Sheepdogs - I Don't Know" (2012) which won Much Music Video Award for Best Rock Video.
Television: in addition to his contribution to countless commercials, Mike was also Lead Compositor and Set Supervisor for Season 1 of the award winning show "Beauty & the Beast" on Showcase.
Feature Films: has worked on dozen+, including as VFX Producer, Supervisor & Lead Artist on two upcoming films: "The Masked Saint" & "Total Frat Movie"; The documentary, "Super Duper Alice Cooper"; Season 8 of the "Trailer Park Boys" on Netflix.