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Using the exercise files

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Video: Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this tutorial on the DVD, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Let's take a look and see how those are laid out. All the files are in the exercise files folder, within that folder are Chapter folders, a Footage folder, Renders folder, and Textures folder. The Chapter folders contain Maya scene files, and also After Effects project files, you'll need to create the exercises. The Footage folder contains the live-action image sequences that need to import into After Effects.

Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this tutorial on the DVD, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Let's take a look and see how those are laid out. All the files are in the exercise files folder, within that folder are Chapter folders, a Footage folder, Renders folder, and Textures folder. The Chapter folders contain Maya scene files, and also After Effects project files, you'll need to create the exercises. The Footage folder contains the live-action image sequences that need to import into After Effects.

These feature an actress in a real location, that we're going to combine with CG renders. The Renders folder contains CG renders created in Maya. The last folder is the Textures folder. This contains textures that Maya needs to render out the CG. Now you'll need to open files in the Chapter folders, the Footage folder, and the Renders folder to complete the exercises. However, you don't need to access the Textures folder, that's just there, so Maya has the textures for the CG objects. If you're not a Premium Subscriber to lynda.com you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets, so let's get started.

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Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

34 video lessons · 5289 viewers

Lee Lanier
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  1. 2m 0s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 13s
  2. 29m 49s
    1. Working with image sequences
      7m 24s
    2. Importing reference video as an image plane
      5m 13s
    3. Matching the 3D camera to the video footage
      4m 23s
    4. Lighting the model
      5m 35s
    5. Creating mattes and shadows in preparation for rendering
      7m 14s
  3. 15m 38s
    1. Using the Render Layer Editor
      4m 21s
    2. Splitting a scene into multiple render passes
      6m 6s
    3. Adding flexibility by assigning material and render overrides
      5m 11s
  4. 15m 2s
    1. Creating render passes using mental ray
      3m 50s
    2. Batch rendering render passes: Project one
      5m 24s
    3. Batch rendering render passes: Project two
      5m 48s
  5. 19m 4s
    1. Importing render passes into After Effects
      6m 25s
    2. Recombining render passes in a composition
      6m 31s
    3. Transforming multiple render passes as a single unit
      6m 8s
  6. 48m 7s
    1. Setting up a motion tracker
      5m 17s
    2. Using a tracker to analyze motion in footage
      3m 56s
    3. Adjusting tracker options for better results
      7m 2s
    4. Matching layer motion by applying tracker data
      6m 26s
    5. Refining a layer's transparency with rotoscoping
      6m 45s
    6. Improving layer movement with the Smoother tool
      5m 7s
    7. Improving the CG by adding blur and effects
      8m 7s
    8. Adding shadow to make the composite believable
      5m 27s
  7. 32m 36s
    1. Recombining render passes for project two
      5m 17s
    2. Removing unwanted elements with a garbage mask
      4m 57s
    3. Applying motion tracking data to a null layer
      6m 38s
    4. Adjusting shadows and matte edges
      8m 12s
    5. Using color correction to improve layer integration
      7m 32s
  8. 25m 46s
    1. Stabilizing shaky video with the Tracker
      8m 2s
    2. Tracking rectangular elements with the Perspective corner pin option
      5m 31s
    3. Adjusting corner pin points and paths
      6m 56s
    4. Applying corner pin data to multiple layers
      5m 17s
  9. 1m 16s
    1. Next steps
      1m 16s

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