Director and cinematographer Elliott G Montello, who granted us with a detailed and helpful first tutorial on how to use Twixtor with After Effects few months back, is back with Part 2, an advanced tutorial about Twixtor Pro.

In 13 minutes, you will see ‘how to actually use opened and closed masks inside your composition to help Twixtor Pro calculate the motion vectors and where and where the pixels should be moving from frame to frame.’

Once again, Montello tutorial is a clear step-by-step guide. Even though it is a process that does require a certain amount of work to reach ‘perfection’, it certainly seems possible and easier that you’d think after watching the video.

If you want to watch Twixtor tutorial Part 1, click here.

By mentorless| 3 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools

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  1. Just looked at your tutorial. Excellent job. I have a suggestion that may help. Instead of redrawing the red mask a frame at a time like you did you should be able to simply select the keyframes you need to adjust, hold down the Alt/Option key and drag the last keyframe out to retime the animation of the mask to match the slow mo section. You may need to adjust a few of the keyframes, but it will be a lot faster than completely re-animating the mask.

    Once again, good job.

    • Thanks for the tip Rick! It’s always great to have alternate options, especially when they can save you time and headaches.
      As for the compliment about the tutorial, all credits go to Elliot G Montello, I just thought it was worth sharing :)


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