43. Demon Face Warp
• Add face warp using reverse motion tracking
• Warp face using liquify & texture skin with shadows
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901 Responses to "Demon Face Warp"
Julia
07/09/2014
Hi,Andrew! Thanks for your great job! This lesson is very usefull! But a faces with some problem..if u could answer I ll be pleased! I can not apply the liquefy tool to moving object, despite I folloved all your steps. can not understand what I did wrong
andrew
06/27/2014
wouldn't it be easer to just track motion to a null object and then parent an adjustment layer to that null?
shashika
04/27/2014
very nice tutorial,I like very much
John - OfficialDatGuy
03/28/2014
This is a great tutorial, but this video is so outdated its EXTREMELY frustrating. Please create an updated version of this tutorial.
jamellah dumacil
03/08/2014
fun
Girish
02/27/2014
sam its very good
Buck
01/23/2014
Boss
Bradley Baker
12/13/2013
I always recommend this site its the gospel of after effects tutorials, keep up the awesome work man :)

Here is my attempt at using this effect :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3_OPQx7Txg&feature;=youtu.be
adrian
11/27/2013
waw lo
samuel sebastian huang
11/10/2013
thank you so muchh its really funnn
Tsuki the Moon Princess
10/29/2013
This is creepy...I like it!
kamlesh
10/24/2013
video face
effects
mcrumble
10/04/2013
Would reverse tracking be needed if we are using mocha to track the motion?
Milaan KB
07/10/2013
A Newbie facing some problems here.

The Stabilize tracking - Reverse Tracking ain't working when the footage is scaled and positioned. However is working well when the footage is not.

Tried Pre-composing the footage, but then Pick-Whipping for Reverse Tracking gives some errors in the Scripts, saying the given layer cannot be found.

My footage had to be scaled and positioned. And Pre-Composing the Stabilized and Reverse-Tracked Footage crops much of the shot.

I sure can make another shot..doing nothing but practicing. But then Solving this would be much more helpful to my curiosity.

Hope someone can guide me...
ARDASHEER MURAD
05/07/2013
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Gerogeiqua
05/29/2013
dat grammer
Steve
04/02/2013
you are way to fast! please dont expect that only experts are watching
carelefs
10/28/2013
come on!!! keep up or let go
jimmyjamesx
04/02/2013
Andrew, This is a great tutorial. I've been using AE for 12 years and this is the first time I've been exposed to motion tracking. I'm doing well with motion tracking but when I try to use the "pick whip" to track the mask, I get lost. Something about when you dbbl clicked precompface, another timeline appeared. I'm using CS4. I've been stuck on this for days. I've tried everything I can think of. While this is being moderated, do the moderators know the answer?
hello
02/06/2013
stop making those smacking sounds with your mouth..
Honestly..
It makes me wanna do mean stuff to you.
Apart from that awesome vid / software.
Nooch
08/01/2013
lol. If you want to be violent over that sound, it's a condition called mizophonia. I found this out after almost ripping my older brother's head off one day.
KC
01/27/2013
Hey Andrew,

First and foremost you are an excellent mentor and teacher of visual effects. Do you have plans to reshoot your tutorials being that most of us should be on CS6 and there are some new and different things that should be updated. For example you no longer need to hit ALT and double-click..now you just double click...thanks for all of your help!
Manikanta
12/20/2012
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Bobzeaux
12/06/2012
I've still got a lot of black space around my video after pick-whipping all the values. How do I fix this?
Ed
11/27/2012
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Andrew and videocopilot.net - these tutorials are so great. I never normally comment on stuff, but these things go above and beyond so I felt obliged to express my appreciation for all your hard work. Keep 'em comin'! Thank you, so much!
Andres P.
11/17/2012
It doesn't work, this tutorial is very bad. Don't do it.
Andres
11/17/2012
Yes that is bull****, the correction of the camera doesn't work. I lost my time.
Seb
12/05/2012
You would have lost more time if you had tried to do it all alone sucker....people are never happy, these tutorials are great and very usefull.
Scary guy in video
11/16/2012
This is not a video effect, it is real
snacky-production
11/06/2012
thats cool i lick it
Six
10/31/2012
Great tutorial but it just skips over tracking scale. In my video I have my actor moving toward the camera making the scream. As such, scale is enlarged as the actor moves forward. Does anyone know how to fix this and make the liquify and color correction effects "stick" to the face and enlarge in scale with this forward movement? It would be no fun to just COPY what Andrew has already done here, so we're trying to be creative. Ive tried pick whipping scale to scale (didnt work), scale to scale with expression *-1 (also didnt work) - Im sure someone wants to also be creative and try this (its being used in the movie Paranormal Activity 4) So lets get our heads together and figure this out so its not some industry secret.
Awesome Man
01/06/2013
You were actually pretty close with making the scale -1. In a sense that should work, but when the scale is 50, that will give you -150 for the counter scale, when what would actually counter it is 200. Try this:

(100/pick-whip scale)*100

So 100 divided by 50 is 2, and 2 times 100 is 200.
Keven
10/13/2012
If you have some problem to stabilize , make your stabalized layer a 3d layer, and add a camera to the comp and parent it to the stabalized layer
MathewtheBeast
10/12/2012
This is an amazing tut!!! It really helped me haha cant wait to make a scary movie MUHAHAHAHAH
PISSEDOFFNOW
10/08/2012
THIS SHIT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO!!!
NovaCoto
07/26/2012
12:25 what the heck is in his mouth!
Patrick
07/23/2012
What do you mean by alt click?? im on a mac and im also using the newest ae i think its cs5
kyle
10/17/2012
just double click
NovaCoto
07/26/2012
press option nect to the command button.
Ranga prabhu
07/18/2012
This is great tutorial.
Eva Tsai
07/18/2012
Thank you very much!
Alvaro A.
07/17/2012
Ey!
I know this video is old, but it helps me to do my first scary face. Thanks guys!
juan
06/11/2012
awsome video !!!
Leeroy
05/15/2012
Like the demon with glasses
Joshua Northeast
05/13/2012
Hello Andrew,

I have a shot that i stabilized with position, rotation AND scale. I've parented the position to the Anchor point, the rotation to the rotation *-1 and the anchor point to the position. All is left now is the scale. How would I go about that?
icemaycry
05/09/2012
Hi Andrew,
I made a web series base on your liquify tutorial over here. Wanna say thank you for the advice.
You can check out my "sleepwalker web series" over on my youtube channel.
Please let me know what you think.
thanks again.
Erik Treimann
04/24/2012
Hello! Can y'all please view my video, like it! It's a contest where the prize is a trip around the world. And because i post this here, cririque is welcome! I know its far from perfect, I had a tight deadline!!! Anyways: http://youtu.be/SBC80auhqS4 #sparworldtrip
glenfield
04/12/2012
this is great and interesting i like your effect there are quite nice thank you for this site.
Kroenen
04/10/2012
i understand about the revert track, i know this trick is very powerful as you said, thank you very much!
IVAN GATARI
03/29/2012
wow is good i like so your tutorials and works, and go ahead you are the one
Hugh
03/19/2012
When reversing the tracking, pick whipping the values as shown, nothing seems to happen and they stay at 0. The text is red. Any ideas?
Anvarsha
03/12/2012
Good Art work
Manish
03/10/2012
really a interesting one..........
bobjohnson
03/09/2012
Just wondering. What's the benefit of reverse-motion tracking it.
Couldn't you also just do a normal track, apply to a null object, and then make an adjustment layer with the effects and parent that to the null

xieqizhi
07/05/2012
i tried,but it couldn't work,the liquify still at the same position.....
xieqizhi
07/05/2012
i tried,but it couldn't work,the liquify still at the same position.....
remi
02/28/2012
great one and i really like it :)and a very nice ending for a movie
luks
02/02/2012
is very difficult but will be constantly seeing
ANDREW HELP!
01/27/2012
Andrew or someone HELP! After effects cs5.5 has the new warp stabilizer that automatically stabilize's the footage for you. This throws off the whole stabilize motion step in the tutorial. And simply ''tracking motion'' doesn't work. I cant get the distortion to stick in cs5.5. HELP!
Original Poster
02/29/2012
Thanks for the reply Marc and i'll have to try your suggestion to see what results that yields. However, after some fiddling around i was able to figure this out on my own after all. So to all the new cs5.5 users having the same issue i had, listen up. Do a simple track on your subjects face. Make sure you track the position AND rotation. Apply the tracking data to a null object. Create an adjustment layer and apply your distortion effect. NOW, alt click on the adjustment layers position and pick whip it to your null objects position. This will write in an expression for you. Finally, on your adjustment layer, under your liquify effect, pick whip the ''distortion mesh offset'' to your null objects position as well. Thats it, no complicated precomposing or tracking and reverse tracking. Worked great for me, sticks well to the face. you can check out an example i did on sam loya here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnne4v29Nhc&feature=channel_video_title
Happy after effecting!
Marc
02/24/2012
I too had this same problem in cs5.5 but I found a solution: In the motion tracker settings there's a drop down menu called, "Tack Type". Click this and select, "Stabilize". It worked for me! I hope it works for you!
charlie
02/23/2012
i know i am shooting a project and i am relying on this feture but i cant seem to get it to work on cs5.5! HELP ME TOO!!!
bobjohnson
01/26/2012
Just wondering. What's the benefit of reverse-motion tracking it.
Couldn't you also just do a normal track, apply to a null object, and then make an adjustment layer with the effects and parent that to the null?
Papa Arkoh
01/22/2012
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i<3papa arkoh
01/23/2012
Well spoken my friend, i thank god thatam there are still people on the earth like you. papa arkoh you are the greatest person i have ever met in my entire life becuase everything is big in your life.
Victor
01/22/2012
Awesome tutorial all of them by the way...
Fun to watch but one little question:
What is the difference between stabelising motion and the reverse stabelysing or just tracking the motion of his face...

If this sounds stupid i'm sorry :p I think I don't really know the difference between the two ;)

Cheers
Radek
01/17/2012
Thanks Andrew! Great tutorial!! I was able to follow every step and got pretty nice result! Keep posting!

Radek
adjai
01/17/2012
Hey, nice tutorial except its not working for me. Im using Cs5.5.. please help.
Mo
12/15/2011
Hey, nice tutorial except its not working for me.. I did everything you did but the Liquify will just not move around with the video.. I did all the tracking and reverse tracking bla bla bla step by step but it still wont work! Please help me!!!!
Pat
01/13/2012
I too have had this problem and have not been able to solve it. Im using Cs5.5 so perhaps another step is needed.
Joe
01/11/2012
I'm also having the same problem. Is it because i'm using CS5.5? Please explain problem where video after pickwhipping all the stuff from one to the other it doesn't stabalize. Still has motion and rotation.
Stanley D'Amato
12/19/2011
i have the same problem... i tried many times with my own footage and with the footage from the project files. and it just doesnt work for me. it doesnt stay on the face like in the tutorial and the footage is still all shaky, it doesnt stabalize like in the tutorial. >=@
mgmeister
11/30/2011
When I draw a mask around my face with the pen tool, everything else turns black, what should I do? (I don't know if it matters but I have after effects cs5.55)
Saad
01/04/2012
im sooo sorry for my previous answer. i answered it before watching the tut. if you look closely he actually masks the adjustment layer not the footage.
saad
01/04/2012
duplicate yur footage first (ctrl+D) and then apply mask on the top footage
iluyomadekehinde
11/29/2011
it is good
Devin svoboda
11/23/2011
Me and my digital media class, we use your tutorials to make our movies. They really allow us to take our work to the next step up we appreciate everything you take into account when making these videos, Thank you -lincoln east high school d media 2
harish
11/21/2011
thanks a ton and andru kremer good work
thanks a ton
alexverhaest
11/07/2011
Hi,

Is there a way to do the liquify-effect on an adjusment layer (or preferably serveral adjustment layers) and parrent those to a (or again several) null? (for one or another reason the mesh doesn't move when on an adjustment layer which is parented to a null)
Thank you!
BadGrassDieHard
11/04/2011
Sir! after making the edited video
where can i save it??
Jay Em
11/02/2011
Mann Tuu Ere Un DurO Teniias Qke Ser DominicanO !! SaludO!
jim
10/25/2011
that's cool can teach me how to begining
Hitesh Patel
10/21/2011
I love your video, and sense of humor :)
Draguve
10/16/2011
God Of Fx
Taught Me How To Make Action Films
dazzydeejay
10/13/2011
I have a question. Please help.

When I change the opacity or any effect it only shows the result after I drop the mouse, at the point. It doesn't show the effect while I'm cycling trough.. to make myself an ideea. Also with the video, when i slide trough, to see what i get as result. It doesn't show me the video. While i drag the timeline. I hope someone understands what I mean.. please help.
KingMindfart
10/16/2011
Hello! The answer to your problem is that you don't have your live update button on. The Live update is right next to the "Draft 3d button on your timeline. It is located right above your files in the timeline. Hope I helped.
edo razak
10/11/2011
it's cool man, thanks for all tutorial, you're the best man..
Edisson
10/06/2011
He is the god of FX
moogii
10/04/2011
you good man
Ricky
09/29/2011
hey buddy!!!!! i am so much thankful to u man..... u r a great editor and a great teacher too.... i wish we were working togather! anyways!!! thanx a lot...thnx a lotttttt!!!!!!!!!!!
David P.
09/28/2011
Thx Andrew Kramer!
Nicholas
09/22/2011
It wont let me apply the tracking please help
Gk
09/20/2011
What about if you have two faces in the shot
Dazzydeejay
10/13/2011
Duplicate the track and mask? :-s
Mo
10/06/2011
Im not sure
cameron
09/15/2011
What should I do with scale, because I have a face that gets closer to the camera.
Asim
09/21/2011
u can use Scale tracker control instead of Rotation; that might work
akshay
09/15/2011
wow it just too good....
hassan hashem
08/24/2011
you are the best
Junior
08/20/2011
Wow, this is just too wild! Fairly new to AE, but getting the hang of it fast. I really have to try this one. Thanks!
rafael
08/20/2011
nice tutorial andrew i really learned alot from you! and also this tut worked perfectly for me ty.
satz
08/11/2011
very nice toturial and very usefull motion tracking
Tomcat
08/04/2011
Hi I am new at this and I got stuck in 5:17. After the track and the precomposing I am left with only one video brown timeline which incorporated the original video. NOW..what is the “original” video to which I will put the values from the precomposed one.?
Sharlto
08/03/2011
Fuck you, Andrew Kramer, you ruined the ending of Paranormal Activity!
Ziyad Qazi
08/02/2011
There is a confusion at which to link up!!!
The linking up of the Position and rotation thingy!!
Big Magenta
07/26/2011
dis tut iz orsum. itz s0 sc4ree!!!!!1!!! nic3 jawb.
Dylan
07/25/2011
Thank you so much for dis awesome tutorial!! njoyd it a lot!! lol!
MovieMajic
08/02/2011
We can be a friend? I'm from China is to learn the AE
Amal
07/12/2011
I love your tutorials, they are the best..
Moysa
07/12/2011
its very crazy jaja very easy
Lucx
07/11/2011
Man,yours are the best tutorials I have found on the net.Well made and very productive.Thanks
Eriq
07/07/2011
its good...how can i learn more
Luca
07/07/2011
Dear Andrew,
I promise that if one day I make it in the film industry I will dedicate my best work to you.
I enjoy your tutorials and you really help me to strive for success.
Many thanks,
Luca
Jia
08/02/2011
We can be a friend? I'm from China is to learn the AE
kimo
07/04/2011
thnank you amazing tutorial but plz help me i have cs4 after effect but i dont have liquify in distort plz if you can help help me plzzzzzzzz
mjp
07/05/2011
why i can't get it?
Santiago Scachi
06/28/2011
Andrew ( Or whoevers that knows the answer)...

I always try to make your tutorials on my videos, so i can get better the idea experimenting with my own scales and resolutions...

But in my video, my "Demon" (In my video it`s a zombie, actually) moves from side to side, slowly, but he moves...

And when he moves the texture of the zombie`s face looks just weird...

Here is the video, so you can see what i mean...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ESRLCL75

Well, thanks, and i have to say that you are a master of this of editing videos, and you make me like it a lot...

Goodbye from Argentina...
SENTHIL
06/28/2011
i am working in indian local media i want some after effect cs4 effect files anyone help me
Iain
06/27/2011
Even after I pickwip everything, my footage still has black corners at some points... I've gone through that part of the tutorial three times and I still get the same thing! Help please
James
06/25/2011
this won't work for some reason for 1080. it is offset. help?
Jac
06/23/2011
What expression would you use to reverse the SCALE on the motion stabilization
Chamara
06/23/2011
Man you are a resource for us... than x 4 shareing u'r knowladge with us. like most commentors said u'r a legand... do you have a FB fan page.. plz tell if u have..... i'm new to this site and After effects.............................................THANK YOU
Nader
06/19/2011
You are Simply a Legend ! :}
CCB
06/18/2011
Used this technique to create this:
http://www.vimeo.com/25059661

THANKS ANDREW!!! Videocopilot team rocks. Congratulations on an awesome product.
mike
07/06/2011
beautiful work what camera did you use
Prajwal Nayak K
06/14/2011
Awesome videos! Had searched a lot for the tutorials on After Effects. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.These tutorials will help me a lot to make the video the way i imagined it to be.Thanks mate!
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