NEW TUTORIAL: Sure Target 2 UPDATE*

New MacOS Catalina Support
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UPDATE 2: We uploaded the newest version in the project to 2.0.10 Be sure to have the latest version. Thanks!

In this tutorial we will take a look at the new version of Sure Target 2 featuring advanced control over the After Effects camera. Sure Target 2 is a Free plug-in that automatically executes expressions for easy setup and use.This version features inertia, auto-focus, camera Roll and more. Must see!

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Here is one of the examples we will create in the tutorial with Sure Target 2.

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Here is a quick test utilizing some new features of Sure Target 2. Notice the bouncy movement and the subtle roll and pitch of the camera as it moves.

Think about being in a car with very soft suspension…

Watch Test Video (looping)

The camera Roll is also velocity based so that it will inherit the speed of your camera movements and the amount is controllable as with the inertia.

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PLUG-INS
Sure Target 2 Features!

Our soon to be released plug-in Sure Target 2 is near…

Sure Target 2
Precision 3D Camera Control for After Effects 7, CS3, CS4

Price: $0 (Free)
Value: $5,000,000 + a Turkey Sandwich

FEATURES:

Real Plug-in Form: As an actual plug-in, Sure Target 2 has better organized parameters and will run on any language of After Effects and provide advanced feature support.

Auto-Camera Rigging: When you add Sure Target to a NULL, a 3D camera is created and parented instantly, plus the NULL is changed to 3D and necessary expressions are added and activated.

Auto-Populate: Select Target Layers one by one and Sure Target will add them to the target list in order with one click. This will save setup time if adding or rearranging your targets.

Ease Target Modes: Sure Target 2 will automatically ease the animation keyframes as requested with 4 modes. Ease, ease in, ease out and linear.

Auto-Focus: Sure Target 2 will calculate the focal distance to the camera so that your target layers are in focus.

Inertia Inheritance: Incorporate natural springy movement at each stop with control over amount and decay.

Camera Roll: This feature is awesome… Sure Target will pitch and roll along the animation...

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Sure Target 2 and Optical Flares Update!

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SURE TARGET Sample Video

Here is a promo video for Sure TARGET! More of a demonstration…

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You may also be interested to know that this entire promo was created inside of After Effects, including the “3D” text which I’ll be sure to demonstrate in the upcoming tutorial.

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