Vectorizing video

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Mergoatinden
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Aside from wildform flix pro/flash does
anyone know of an application which will
take video and render as a vectorized
sequence.

The smaller the app the better, or is there
a feature or plugin for after effects that
does this?

thanks

rez0001
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Joined: Jul 29 2002

Vectorized video sequence? That is quite strange. What vector format you exactly mean? How will it look like if that would be regural sequence with persons etc.?
This is quite interesting for me. Please be more specific.

Mergoatinden
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Hi rez,

basically it would simplify the images and create the effect of 2d animation, from a piece of video. If you are at all familiar with flash then the trace bitmap function is a rough approximation of what i'm looking for.

rez0001
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OH Yes!

Although I am not working with flash much I think I know know what you mean. Time ago I was using "trace bitmap" function in Corel Draw and result was often very nice, sometimes very unexpected when tracing thru 3D mosaic mode, which was exciting.
But such program for video file? I never heard.
Maybe I will go back to Corel Tracer and try to find out if that could work with batch process. I mean re-create video file to tga sequence and batch them by tracer.

Regards

Mojo Rez

Mergoatinden
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Hi,

yeah that is the of process i am using at
present, first simplifying in photoshop and
then using flash to ?vectorize? it.
it would be interesting to now if there is a batch output from corel, its not an app i use.

I'm sure there a thousand processes that
Will rendering bitmaps to vectors, or perhaps
not, i'm interesting in finding new ways.

ubivis
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Joined: Jan 16 2003

I'm not sure if this is what you are trying to do, but if it is could you direct me to a page which would give a step-by-step procedure (or could you give me one)...

What I'm looking to do can be found on www.bustamove.com
AT: http://www.bustamove.com/cgi-bin/scripts/free.pl?d=salsa&m=11

I really want to be able to do this!!!

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

mbridge
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Joined: Apr 11 2001

Boris FX do a plug in for After Effects called Cartooner, which is free it came on a cover disc from digit magazine (issue 52) or I think you can download it from Boris's website.
http://www.borisfx.com/

HTH
Martin

Mergoatinden
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Joined: Aug 23 2002

Brilliant,

thanks Martin that's just what i needed.