So I've gone through page after page to look for ideas to implement for a car enthusiast like myself and may be help others along the way.
Little bit of background:
I'm part of a Jap car owners club and over the years I've accumulated hundreds of pictures and videos from car shows I attended. Recently I purchased a new PC that can finally handle Hit film.
My pictures and videos are all in different formats: 720/1080 videos and pictures with various resolutions as well as rolling road and panoramic shots.
what do i plan to achieve:
So the idea I've got in my head is our group logo which I would love to animate. I'm guessing i need to learn about masking and then i'm lost on how to animate a swinging motion. (to Animate the needle of a rev counter)
Next I'd like to do an introduction of the loyal members of the group, no matter if the weather is sunny, raining or snowing they always turn up. I have some high res pictures of their cars and want to add a zoom effect and then a HUD to pop up to describe the spec/torque and power of the car in an animated graph. I think I have understood transition from one picture to another but it's pausing it having a HUD pop up and the graph i'm stuck with.
Then I have hundreds of pictures of other car owners cars from shows but i feel it could get boring just transitioning each one individually - is there a way to randomize is all in one go?
Then the videos:
Some on the track and some rolling road shots - i'm guessing stabilizing and tracking will be my friend for these?
I'd like to add some comedy in to it too: I have some chicken videos where when they want to speed up they start to flap there wings and i was thinking to add the famous quite of "V-Tech kicked in" (although most of the owners in our group have Turbo/Super Chargers)
There also a couple of videos of drift trike bikes that i'd like to add some effects of smokey rubber/flames out of the exhaust etc.
Then end with a scrolling credits/thanks including those from here who help.
I would say I'm a very quick learner as long as i'm shown step by step and hope that a few members will be happy to point me in the right direction with links or tutorials that will help me.
Please don't shoot me down for not using the search option as I also wanted to keep a history of my learning curve for Hit film and hopefully work my way up to be confident to help other car enthusiasts.
Hope you all have a nice day and I look forward to responses.