Outlines in BPM Tempo- Resolume VJ Tips!Zunayed Sabbir Ahmed
We will quickly learn a content making trick to make own outline visuals and tracer lines for Resolume Arena & Avenue and get them BPM synchronized, so that the outline speed can be adjusted in live, syncrozing with BPM. We will do this very simply using Adobe After Effects and Video Copilot’s amazing FREE plugin called SABER. This trick can be applied in thousands of other own creative visual production!
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In last video we picked up basic of video copilot’s awesome plugin called saber.
And we quickly made some amazing outlines with animated chases and tracers.
This time we will make them synchronized to BPM.
So that we can just tap and match to the tempo as we need or with a performing artist.
Here let me explain why we need to have a steady drum loop behind the loops we are making.
Specially if we are making animations based on a meaningful music,
This embedded audio inside a video will help resolume to use it in BPM Sync.
We will eitherway turn their aduio down in rensolume
Lets dive into after effects and open the project we were working on.
Lets drop a 120 BPM drum loop in our projects.
You can get the file from the link given in description.
We picked 120 BPM because its a good tempo in between faster songs and slower.
Remember in last video we made.
It takes 16 seconds, for a 120 bpm music loop, say drums, to completes two major.
Since we made all our compositions with 16 second duration,
The audio shall fit perfect if we drop inside the comp.
And since we are already inside after effects and got chance,
Lets make the simple project we made, to one step complex!
Stay with me, its about to get more interesting!
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Lets Customize our outline anim 2.
If you directly landed to this video and feeling little lost seeing this, check out previous video.
Before starting, lets select the aduio ler and press .
This will open the wave form, that may help us with a visual guide.
We are vjs right so we must be guided visually!
Alright, lets listen how its going.
Lets select the mask, and delete it.
This time we will draw a crazier mask, because we CAN!
Lets select the SABER layer and press U to reveal the keyframes.
Lets scrub the timeline and look for the points we are gonna play with.
So the zap started here and ended here, lets add keyframes to this point by clicking this.
And rest of the part the tracer travels through outline.
Lets move this keyframe to 4 seconds.
That will make the effect go ZAP for first 4 seconds and go cycle back to start within next 3/4th part
Lets see what we made.
You can do billions of other creative things if u noodle inside.
Lets see other varriations I have made quickly for demonstration
Now lets render them using Adobe Media Encoder
Lets make sure they are set to render DXV
Lets dive into resolume!
Lets go to preferences by hitting CTRL+ COMMA
Lets make sure our defaul it set to BPM sync.
Lets drop the Re-rendered files to Resolume arena
For the sake of fun, lets put this one clip’s trigger mode into piano
Lets change this clips speed to double
As mentioned in earlier video, Video Copilot SABER isnt and alpha effect.
It comes with a black background.
So lets make sure the clip blending modes are set to 50 ADD
Lets quickly MIDI map by pressing CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+M
Lets map these clips to these buttons
Lets map the tempo to this button, resync to this buton.
Also lets map these two buttons so that we could double or half the speed.
Lets get out of MIDI mapping by hitting CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+M
Lets put the BEAT SNAP of the comosiion to 1/2nd so that we always fire within half beat
I have tried to simplify the idea of beatsnap in a previous video,
Link given on the description below.
Now lets see what we have done so far!
Let me play a music, listen to it and tap tempo accordingly,
Lets make sure to hit ReSync at the fist beat.
now we are ready to hit in the right moment.
I relly hope i could simplify this advance trick in this video, full of minor shortcuts and tricks.
Pls ask your question in the comment below if i missed anything.
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