This is a follow up quick tip from vimeo.com/76431206
(How to paint Objects on a Surface with Hair) where I showed
how to use Hair Guides for painting objects onto a surface.
The technique is now a little more refined and with the awesome
help of python scripting craftsmen douwe (vimeo.com/douwe4d)
and hypoly (hypoly.com) can be used for painting Splines onto a Surface.
In the video you see me painting guides onto geometry. Then I select the Hair
Object only and invoke the script douwe_HairGuidesTracer_V02.
Edit: Here's a newer version of the script with an Undo function and a warning if no Hair
object is selected. Both versions do work :)
The script connects all the Guides points and creates a Spline. Then it deletes the
Guides so one can draw new Guides which in turn can be turned into Splines and so forth.
(For convenience I mapped the shortcut Ü-Ü on the script, so one doesn't have to click
on execute all the time.)
Adobe Premiere CC 2014 has added effect masks, and you can even track the masks, but sometimes it's better to tackle a more complex track in After Effects. In this video Brian Maffitt shows you a great workflow for using mask tracking in conjunction with effect masks in Adobe After Effects CC 2014.
research and development.
during a live presentation - kinda rigmarole.