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#1 sn0zb0z

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

I'm planning on filming a series of videos, but I want them to have a cartoon/animated effect. I have Windows Movie Maker and Photoshop CS3, but I'm happy to download another program if it'll do the effect better. I don't want to pay for any software though and the Adobe trials are only 30 days which wouldn't be long enough.

 

What is the best way to do this effect?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

depends on your amount of patience!
​It's possible to do with Photoshop, I could get in to how to do it, but here's the problem, You have to do it frame by frame. Brilliant amount of control over the final effect, but...a long, long process.
Okay, so We want new software, I'd say adobe after effects are your best way of going. Give it a try and take a look at this video 
may help.
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#3 sn0zb0z

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

Thanks. I have a fair amount of patience but I don't really want to have to do it frame by frame. Some videos might be kinda long.

 

I really want to be able to use the programs I have, or free programs without borrowing.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

Your going to have to stick with Photoshop then as your best option. That's the only program I've used in the past for animation too, so I can't really suggest any free ones to use, but I found this list for you of all the free animation programs out there, they all have reviews to view also.
http://animation.about.com/od/referencematerials/a/freesoftware.htm



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Thanks. Is there any quicker way to do it with Photoshop (even if it doesn't look as good) or is the only option frame by frame?



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Not that I know of. Just frame by frame.. :smilers: lol Sucks, but works good for just short animations though.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks lol. Problem is the videos wouldn't be that short.

 

I did try a Movie Maker plugin, but I really think you have to have the right kind of video for it to look good with the cartoon effect. I recorded a short video to try the effect and it looked horrible, but the demos on the plugin site looked fine :(



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

Sony Vegas Pro



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:33 AM

Sony Vegas Pro

 

That's far from a free program and I'm sure the trials are only 15 days long. If 30 days for Adobe isn't long enough I don't think half that time is going to work. I know with Adobe programs you can use the features to create the effect and with Movie Maker there's a plugin to download, but how do you get that effect with Sony Vegas?



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

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Here is a link for a free very powerful video editor, "Lightworks", but I have not used it, so I have no idea if it would work for you.

http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=182

 

But you might have some fun trying it.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Here is a link for a free very powerful video editor, "Lightworks", but I have not used it, so I have no idea if it would work for you.

http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=182

 

But you might have some fun trying it.

 

Thanks. I'll give it a try :)






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