140. Sub Surface Skin
Jul 08, 2013
• Create an illuminated skin effect inspired by Iron Man 3!
• Use Mocha AE to track on layers of skin and veins.
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191 Responses to "Sub Surface Skin"
abrabo
08/26/2014
great effect...very awesome..
M. Eisele
08/01/2014
Like always a very usefull tutorial. I adapted it for a testclip on showing the "real veins" under the skin before an operation

http://youtu.be/xZ8B2PBoKvA

If you think about making a tutorial on stereoscopic camera use with ae and your plugin Elements 3D that would be great.

Thanks so far for letting us take part on your knowledge.

Greetings,
M.E.
GLEE
07/26/2014
Hey guys was there ever a solid answer to the tracking issue? I am fine until the cut and pasting of the tracking data.
PARK
07/14/2014
i am doing same thing
but have a problem
i pushed track backward and align surface and paste to make a another eyes.
but it moved different way...
how do i do ;;;;
wiktor
07/14/2014
LOL u said ups when u past the corner pin to ilumination map and u delete fragment video... Its doesnt work me, the ilumination map dont follow the video xd
Frederic
06/27/2014
Everybody with the Align Surface Problem.
I don't have the button too but you can select the layer and them right click on it and choose Align selected surfaces.

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Help when i track the Eye and paste on AE it doesn't stay in the eye. I tracked 50 times already and still the same problem.

Thanks for the tutorial Andrew.
Nikhil Pandkar
07/16/2014
Hi i m also facing same problem...i tried for 20 times but m failed ...he done something but not telling us...
Suprakash Tunga
06/17/2014
that is aswam work iam interest that work.
kamal.mustafaev@bk.ru
05/28/2014
you
David
05/08/2014
The more I do this walk through the more I get pissed off. I have perfect tracking, yet every time I copy past the tracking data to the Illumination Map, it will never track right. I go to the first frame, copy paste. Not correct. Go to the last frame, copy paste, not tracking correctly. Either you have some defaults set up that you aren't telling us, or you are using a completely different version.

My illumination doesn't track at all with the copy paste tracking information. It's not the right size or anything.. lol

I'm doing each step as you do, yet not coming up with the same tracking copy over to the illumination map etc. I can't get past this step.
Josh
07/30/2014
As I assume multiple people will have this problem, I actually came back to this video when I figured it out.

Although perhaps not the best solution, I just retracked my video in mocha going forward, align, then export the pins. Then with that set, I go to the start of the illumination map and paste it.

For some reason that worked for me. Wish you the best of luck.
Jonas Xympf
06/25/2014
I had the same problem.
In mocha, under the tab "layer control" there is a button at the bottom of the tab that says; "push the surface(s) to the corners of the image" when you hold the mouse over the button. While having your tracking layer selected, click the button and then export your tracking data.
It worked for me :)
Hélène
05/03/2014
great video, learned a lot! :)
Emmanuel Sahr Kamanda
05/01/2014
Emmanuel from Sierra Leone
Thanks sir, try to learn more
Kenny Simmons
04/29/2014
Thank you very much for the tutorials. I am new at this and being able to learn the basics while adding quality to my projects makes me better at my craft. It is so cool that you take the time out of your busy family life to share your gift. Thank you!


Respectfully,



Kenny Simmons
alfredo
04/23/2014
I have problems in mocha AE CC as it has the option to align surface and expect an answer on how to solve that problem and then searched google and youtube tutorials on how solocionarlo and nothing
(and hope you can give an answer on this)
John D
04/18/2014
Ok, so I have read through all comments on this tut and searched google and i can't find an answer! My first motion track works perfectly and everything seems to go swimmingly until I have to paste the tracking data onto the illumination map. The illumination floats away from his face and moves as if the two aren't related. I am working on AE CC and had trouble finding the align surface button (which someone in the comments found so i dealt with that). Anyone know how to fix this problem!?????


Thanks
PHIL
03/28/2014
i cant find align surface from mocha ae
Eduardo
03/23/2014
Hey, I'm having a bit of troble with the tracking data, when I copy, it just can't be pasted, the paste button is not available, and even when I try to click Save, in Mocha, it says "Could not open the output file", can anyone help me?
AMITAKASH JHA
03/05/2014
I JUST WANNA INFORM U THAT U R AN MY SECONDARY TEACHER.THAT I EVER HAD..I REALLY NOT KNOW WEATHER I MEET U OR NOT BUT
REALLY WANNA SAY U THAX TO UR IDEA OF MAKING TUTORIALS..
I AM NOT SO GOOD AS U..BUT INDIRECTLLY U HELP MUCH IN UNDERSTANDING AFTEREFFECTS...I JUST WANNA HEARTLLY THAX TO U.IONE MORE THING I NOT GET ON MY E-MAIL ID JUST FOR THAT COMMENT I GIVE THE ID I NEVER USE..MY ENGLISH IS NOT SO GOOD I JUST WANNA THANKYOU...FOR UR TUTORIALS EVENT.
Benas
03/05/2014
Hey, great work. First time i did it, it worked fine.
Second time I did it. After I made the look of the glow look good, i was to align the data to the illuminate comp, once I did it, the glow was two inches in the wrong direction and wouldn't align with the face. help. much appreciated.
Keith
02/12/2014
First time was a charm.....
I tried this one my own clip the first time and it worked beautify. To get the technique down, I'm trying on the stock footage you put up for the tutorials download.

11:08
After you are finished with the color curves. I copy and pasted the tracking data onto the illumination map but it doesn't seem to work right. The map layer shrinks considerably and gets deformed. I checked to make sure the corner points were lined up.
mostafakhendekar
02/12/2014
khandekar
owais shaikh
02/04/2014
waht a great work done by............!
Name
01/30/2014
This is looking amazing, just one thing: the vines are looking flat, but a cheek is normaly rounded. So is there a way of correcting this?
ThatGuy
06/30/2014
You could just use the bulge effect.
thirdy
01/28/2014
wow ! amazing i want to learn the adobe after effects . its my assignment in my multimedia subject . galing !!
Adrianos
01/24/2014
Please make to download videos i can't make a video cause i don't got a phone i got an iphone 5S but its not working idk why so please make a link that we can download videos and edit then
Pizaro
01/06/2014
hi sir its very good but i beginner i wnat to learn after effec
Zac
12/19/2013
I love the tutorials. It seems like you skip over the most important part though.. how do you track the surface when its not visible…

i.e. the eye, the cheek before the turn
Matt
01/09/2014
Yes, this.
jim wang
12/19/2013
i pooped on this tutorial it was great
Bauke
12/13/2013
Hey I'm having a problem, i know it's got to be a setting somewhere but I just can't figure it out :S
at around 5:28 in your video you draw an outline with the pentool and when you connect the last dots you just see the lines. when I do the same thing it desselects everything of the footage except for the part within the outline and well it just screws everything up. please help!
William Prado
12/13/2013
HI

EVERYBODY

I am looking for people willing to participate
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tsadkan sahle
12/05/2013
Thanks

philO-patHe
12/04/2013
Realy Great !
Congratulations
LAW
11/26/2013
nice technique
mohti
11/22/2013
hi sir its very good but i beginner i wnat to learn after effect
EvL
11/20/2013
Remove the veins and replace with digital vein network, now Sammy's Almost Human. Nice work Sam.
Hafizullah in Afghanistan
11/16/2013
You are always good in After Effects even in a such backward Country afghanistan
Liya
11/15/2013
its so Nice
mehran
11/13/2013
i love after
jean dave
11/07/2013
hi
Cole Skory
10/30/2013
There is no align surface button for me in Mocha ae CS6 version 2.6.2. I follow all the other tracking steps and when I paste the tracking info to the correct layer it always get skewed and looks really weird. I can only assume its from not aligning the surface. Please help ASAP
Asim
11/09/2013
There is a button near the delete button that looks like a fullscreen button, that does the same thing
Roberto Bress
10/29/2013
elements 3D for nuke?????????????
sohel lunat
10/29/2013
awesome work on this video

thanks for sharing me
casey
10/28/2013
so i may be dumb, but when i try to track in mocha CS6, it says unsupported format or corrupt
raja
10/24/2013
very fantastic tut...
really its teaches me a lot...
jocowong
10/23/2013
is it possible to make this in AE CS4?
track mocha in ae ?
King
10/28/2013
AE CS4 does have mocha! And its really good!
Mickey
10/24/2013
Hey man sadly AE CS4 doesnt have mocha u should get cs6 or cs5
brook
10/23/2013
thanks for great tut
Jake
10/23/2013
i cant track back words ?
antonio silva
10/20/2013
como faco pra ad-queri os produtos de vcs?
ansa
10/17/2013
nice work on that video
Rokit
10/16/2013
@John,
This is a wonderful site, please don't ruin it with arrogance and condescension... there's already plenty of those sites out there. If you can't say something nice... well, you know the rest. Peace! :)
Jelani
10/11/2013
Hi, tutorial is superb! I have one problem when I try to paste the tacking data it says "corner pin cannot allocate a buffer larger than 30000 pixels", why is this ?
ThatGuy
06/30/2014
You probably need more RAM in your computer.
erdinc
10/11/2013
thanks for great tut
Adam
10/11/2013
I'm having trouble with my tracking data. I did exactly as the video says and I keep getting an error with the data. "After Effects Error: Corner Pin could not allocate a buffer larger than 30000 pixels in either dimension. (516) (25 :: 56)"

I did nothing different than in the video.
Daniel
09/26/2013
I'm really into making effects, and i like to understands everything that i do. So as far as the tutorial goes, it would be helpful if you could explain (briefly)what a button or a function you press - what it does exactly, I would appreciate that.
John
10/05/2013
Dude, rewind, pause, google search. Repeat steps as required....That's what's wrong with people now, NO time to do any hard work themselves, NO time to try and learn the HARD way (better way).... If you don't know what's going on, try and FIND OUT for yourself, not trying to be a dick, but I see WAY too many posts like yours where the person is asking for a total step by step breakdown of EVERY SINGLE mouse click, but they have NO working knowledge of the program involved in the tutorial. IF they did, and educated THEM SELF beforehand, then they wouldn't have so many questions, get it?
jeandd
09/25/2013
is it possible to make this in AE CS4?
Tereanio Edgar
09/26/2013
Yes Ive tried myself and turn out was great
Tereanio Edgar
09/26/2013
Yes Ive tried myself and turn was great
lakshan
09/25/2013
super & thanks...
ajmal khan
09/20/2013
very intresting story
Mujtaba panahi
09/20/2013
thanks for all the tutorials they are very nice and useful and u are nice too!
Young Pac
09/19/2013
Yo Everything On Here Awesome When Im Still Learning About After Effects
abdellah HDD
09/17/2013
this is great web site and great video and great tutorials i added it on my web web site http://forinteractivemedia.blogspot.com/
thank you very much for the tutorials
Peter Yang
09/16/2013
Thank you so much for posting such a great video. I would like to receive more formation on my email.
Phillip Absolom
09/16/2013
Iam student in the uk studying mobile gaming development app do you do a student software or discount I do like the look off all your software

Thank you
Phillip Absolom
Signar í Frammistovu
09/15/2013
hello, i have a problem when i open the video in mocha AE, it stand (failed to open file C:/Users/.... 123.mov file not found) i dont know what to do, can someone help me thx...
Kristian Severens
09/15/2013
First of all: awesome tutorial once again. Thank you so much Andrew. Second: I found this wallpaper of a dark, shadow like warrior, and I wanted to use this to create a black and white looking effect where the bones block the inner light. My question however is: do you need skin, or can you also do this over clothes, and would hair mess around with your lighting?

I hope some1 can help me with this, cya guyz :)
Liam Kiernan
09/13/2013
Thanks for the inspiration! Much appreciated.
Gray
09/03/2013
For me in AE 4 - after pasting the corner pin data from Mocha, the illumination layer looks as if it's hovering a few feet away from his face, instead of conforming flush with his face like in the example.

I've tried using both more and fewer points in Mocha, as well as x-spline vs. bezier; but always end up with the same results after pasting into AE.

Anybody else have this problem?
Samuel isagoodboy
09/12/2013
yepp ihave that problem
Mitch Drake
08/27/2013
Hi, I love your tutorials, however I am having a problem. Mocha wont open any of my video files. Ive tried different files, including MPEG, MOV, and AVI. Any help would be great!
Erick Bugia
09/12/2013
try exporting to h.264 :)
Matt
08/27/2013
I would love to see more tutorials like this but for subsurface 3D objects in element for organic things. This is an amazing tutorial.
sohel lunat
08/23/2013
very nice
Jonji
08/22/2013
Hey Andrew!

Your tutorials are very professionally crafted and they provide a tremendous amount of information, support and knowledge to our next generation digital artists, independent filmmakers and beginners. Even the ever popular "Demon Cam" gives a sense of magic touch to the mobile platform. I would formally suggest that putting that app on blackberry and android format for flexibility. Not all of us are iPhone users.

Thank you for sharing and more power to you Andrew!
Salman Ghafoor
08/21/2013
Hi i loved your video lesson. They all are super cool, sorry
i forgot to tell you that i am from Pakistan.
i have learnt alot from you
thank you very much love it
qianzhongli
08/18/2013
My mocha when tracking the Couldn 't write to the file cache. Do ensure that the cache directory specified in the preferences is not full or write protected, could you tell me how to solve! thanks
Seriously live
08/18/2013
My mocha ae cs6 appeared this problem (Couldn 't write to the file cache. Do ensure that the cache directory specified in the preferences is not full or write protected) excuse me, how to solve, thank you
suhrob
08/17/2013
cool
Chip
08/16/2013
Cinema 4d is where the real creation is. This stuff is for pre school kids
herrschobel
09/20/2013
kids kids...now the grown ups have to step in. in our company we use: maya, cinema 4d and Softimage...for compositing mainly Nuke and After Effects...and guess what ? the Software you use is really besides the point. You can do great Stuff within every Program...if you know how....Mr. Kramer impressively demonstrates how you can produce great looking Stuff within After Effects---So do your homework and eat your Oats !
Some Guy
09/06/2013
But it still looks impressive. Don't you agree?
Dan
08/29/2013
And Maya is what is used by actual creators in the film industry, along with after effects, you use cinema 4d........
amateur
singh
08/17/2013
my chip,

if u think this stuff is pre school kids, the why the hell do u visit this website?
Nathan F.
08/13/2013
Where did the Vein Images come from? Are they from a VC product or is there a website I can find them from?
Dinesh
08/07/2013
Can we work with MOCHA in CS4.pls reply
Osman
08/07/2013
How can I get the resource files?
Livesh kumar
07/31/2013
Hi... I love all ur tuts... Bt as for this when i paste the tracking for my illumination comp, the whole effects becomes small in his face instead of being big... Need help
Tinou
11/09/2013
Have the same problem and not find solution, got one ?
Thx
Tinou
11/09/2013
Have the same problem and not find solution, got one ?
Thx
Ghislain
07/31/2013
It's a great tuto
Nitesh
07/30/2013
this is really WOW tutorial you are suppurb
Soheil
07/30/2013
Wow !!! that's the ways done andrew .
you're awesome

thanks alot.
Robinaf
07/30/2013
Very Clear & Great Tut's. Thanks a lot Andrew
Rob T
07/24/2013
Great tutorial Andrew! Thanks again for providing interesting and easy to follow content :)

Here is my attempt using a small bit of footage i shot and some sound from Designer Sound Effects.

Cheers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRFhXiuH5mE
Daniel
07/24/2013
I loove this tutorial... awesome... really awesome... Andrew ur creativity is beyond bounds.. u always have a way around things... thanks once again..
Kawika
07/20/2013
Great tutorial as always. It might be cool to cross-link the tutorials with the 3rd party tools you use. In this case Mocha AE. Because I'm wondering if I plunk down the $495 for it, what other tutorials do you have for it? Just a thought. Thanks again for the tutorials. Keep it up!
willo
07/20/2013
As Karlo says, the project file seems to be missing also the Lovro link is the same. Anyway hanks for the great work . An inspiration, plus the Copliot software and resources are well worth every penny.
Steve
07/19/2013
Great Stuff Andrew. You may not be Jesus, But you sure have some great Teachings! I Learn a ton from you ThankYou!! A-Men
matthew
07/19/2013
did the new tut on cs4...a little more complex with motion tracking without using mocha, but still made it look pretty good. thanks for the help!
Jordan
07/17/2013
Gracias, te quedo muy genial. Un saludo desde Chile!.
zayud gomez
07/16/2013
Hi there Sir Andrew .. Very Glad of your tuts ..


can you make a tutorial on AE that making a human DISSOLVE ..

please ,, THANKS for the TUTS . :D
alexander
08/16/2013
can you plz send me some of the video tutorials in my email account?
Osman
08/07/2013
lol ima pakistani
abidi
07/18/2013
what do you mean human dissolve? are you pakistani?
Omid Hrawy
07/15/2013
after long time....
the new tutorial you added
it was awesome
Cham Perera
07/13/2013
thought this is complex but its not at the end :)
threegen
07/12/2013
very cool?
Rahul
07/12/2013
awesome tut
Riley
07/11/2013
this tutorial just blew my mind... definitely one of my favorites so far
Thiago Vieira
07/11/2013
Just amazing!
Campbell M
07/10/2013
This is awesome, you should make an update for Element that allows you to work with dynamics and collision particles, I know it would be hard but it would be amazingly cool !
Marquiez C
07/10/2013
Andrew your creativity and ingenuity are just remarkable. Who figures out how to do this stuff and using fractal noise like that. Man I aspire to be just as amazing as you one day. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.
Dan
07/10/2013
Nice one!
Michael
07/10/2013
Great Great Awesome TUT like always... Please will you create a tut where a big mother spaceship enters earth atmosphere, transforming into a big robot, walking in the city like Godzilla.. Smashing the buildings and eating people. please please... - No really, love the tut's... :)
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