It’s turned out cool and sunny this afternoon. I have a young family of Yellowhammers cleaning up under the feeder but they have inbuilt camera identification radar and fly away before I can get a snap.
I have spent hours masking and tracking masks in Blender to try and isolate the poppies. It is going to be a frame at a time job as the mask won’t fit the poppy as it tilts and twirls in the breeze. I’ll keep going with it as I’m learning and it will make a ten second sequence in an Armistice Day video. It is extremely time consuming and I find it very complicated. The new Blender mask is identical to the one in After Effects and is a dream to use. Well worth a look for those that like masking. You just wander round and click somewhere close then it gives control handles just like a Bezier curve but with the advantage that one can feather and expand or contract the mask once it is complete. I got the gist of it in an hour and another day and I’ll be a fluent Blender, masker, bodger.
It has turned cool. Here is the naughty crow that taps on the van door for a bit of banana or apple. He’s all fluffed up but still watching me for a bit of anything I may have to eat.
I’m really pleased I managed to catch this. They are a grand looking bird even if the top of it’s head is a bit blown.
Is this our dimwit, immoral leader moonlighting on a Travel Lodge video?
Have a good week whatever you are up to.