Total Action Pro newbie.......any support?

Well I think I may have stepped into the deep end on this one....I bought the software for animation, and I just realized there are no tutorials....so I am completely in the dark......as I am new to animation ...is there any tutorial help out there on this thing yet.....I am just running around in the free space with aa red ball tonight....lol 

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  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    Oh, there are tons of YouTube tutorials. 

    I'll recommend my own Essential Hitfilm series:

    Essential Hitfilm: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgfiM46Y0Ue0sk4ACtkEy9TPWO6JbgD79

    Of particular note is my three part, "How to Animate EVERYTHING!" 

    From there, check the Playlists section of the channel to find tutorials from over 20 creators (including the official Hitfilm channel). Depending on the creator you can find advise or many specific tools or creation of specific effects. Many (most) tutorials are for older versions than the current (which has only been out for a week), but Hitfilm only adds features, never removes. Any older tutorial is valid. There may be minor differences in the interface, or newer, easier methods available, but you'll find dozens of hours of tutorials compiled on my channel. Find the creators who work for you and subscribe. I recommend my own Hitfilm University, Hitfilm (official), Hitfilm Sensei, Red's Effects, Clever Tagline, Shiny Films, Colamanbs, Film Empire, Inscape Digital, and Digital Blast to start (most of these channels have regular content), and explore the others as well.

    Once you have more specific questions, bring them here. We'll help you out. 

  • @Triem23 I missed it at first too, but Jeremy has posted this in the Action Pro Beta forum, so they are likely looking for tutorials on that software.

    Only official tutorial out right now is this one: https://youtu.be/kXKsucdRI-4

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @inScapeDigital oops. 

    Yeah, Action Pro is very brand new and seems to be FXHOME CEO's passion project moving forward as a new product. We'll all learn together. 

    Since Action Pro is a brand new product that launched last week I've edited your thread title for clarity to prevent others from the same error. I'll leave my previous post untouched because Action Pro integrates with Hitfilm and the above is still general ok advice. If not for Action Pro. 

  • edited December 4

    @JeremyHazel Follow the demo tutorial that InscapeDigital posted. 

    Just draw something out with your mouse...twirls or something. Export that out to a composite shot (also in video).

     

    Then import that composite shot into Hitfilm. It will contain  a camera called Free and an animation#1 point. Attach something to that point...and it will follow the animation you created with Action Pro.

    There are a few examples here... http://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/45412/action-pro-beta-feedback-forum/p1


    ....and your right...after reading what I typed out above a tutorial is order.....maybe @HitfilmSensei could roast one up. I'll be out a week or so but I can do one when I return.

    Happy animating.


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @GrayMotion I'm still out of state. I haven't even gotten to install Action Pro yet! Sensei might get to, but, at this early stage you may be the first guru! 

  • Awesome....you guys are the best......just bought it yesterday and so I am all over it this week....I will post what i create. Triem and Inscape...you guys are the reason I got into Hitfilm....Gray motion....thank you so much......away we go 

  • Just a reminder -  Action Pro is still considered to be in Beta.  I believe Josh's idea was that the "early adopters" would aid in development by providing feedback and perhaps generating a tutorial or two as uses for it are discovered.

    The information listed above is pretty much all there is on it at this point. 

  • Well then.... Just for the newbies (all)

    https://youtu.be/FMoWRFmTLrY

  • @GrayMotion Nice video! Here is my stab at a beginner's tutorial...

    https://youtu.be/8W5Jo2P_llI

  • Nice @HitfilmSensei -  I should have held off...you do a great job...while I swing a sword recklessly :-)

  • @GrayMotion Actually, I really like your video. I saw at least a couple of things in there that I need to try! You should do a free form live stream just playing around with and showing different techniques regarding HitFilm. It would be a really great learning opportunity to see someone with your expertise just playing around!

  • Good stuff guys!

  • Wow, great stuff here guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to put these together. I'm currently doing a spot of spring cleaning on the code to make moving forward a little less taxing. There will likely be another update pretty soon.

    If the next update was to have one of the following in it which one would you pick?

    1. Export and import of recordings so you can make a catalogue of recordings to use in multiple projects.
    2. Exporting of rigged points - rather than a single point your animation is rigged and parented with one layer for each transform property.
    3. Simple exporting to Adobe After Effects .ma.
  • @JoshDaviesCEO My choices would be 2, 1, 3 in that order.

  • 1, 2, 3 in order for me.

  • @JoshDavisCeo 2,1,3 for my choices 

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    I haven't played with it yet, but it almost seems it has to be 1, 2, 3?

    I mean, saving and loading assets for reuse is the entire point, right? 

  • So it's decided then... Do all three! :)

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