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VFX Techniques introduces common yet critical visual effects techniques that are used in film and television shows on a regular basis. This installment shows how to simulate a large crowd by combining live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Adobe Photoshop artwork—transforming an otherwise empty building into a rapt audience. Author Lee Lanier uses After Effects to set up image sequences, apply motion tracking to match the motion of the original camera, and key green-screen footage. Finally, you'll learn how to make all the elements cohesive with color correction and lighting techniques.
Hi, I'm Lee Lanier, and welcome to VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects. In this course we'll combine video footage, 3D renders, and Photoshop artwork in After Effects to create a complex visual effect shot. This will turn an otherwise empty warehouse into a space filled with a large crowd. I'll start by showing you how to set up an After Effects project and import image sequences. Then I'll show you how to apply motion track into renders, video footage, and static artwork so that all the elements follow the motion of the original camera.
We'll see how the key green screen footage supplies actors in the scene. This includes color grading the crowd and relighting the environment. Now, let's get started with VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects.
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