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One of the most powerful 3D applications on the market, Maya 2010, now includes three complimentary bundled applications: MatchMover, powerful camera matching software; Toxik, a node-based compositor; and Backburner, a network rendering manager for Maya, 3ds Max, and Toxik. In Maya 2010: Getting Started with MatchMover, Toxik, and Backburner, instructor George Maestri demonstrates how to use these applications with Maya's existing powerful feature set to create engaging 3D animations. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now let's take this one step further by adding a title into the scene. I am going go ahead and Import this image here called Sunday730.png. Now, once this is imported, you can actually see - in fact let me just go ahead and wire this in. I'm going to go ahead and add in a Blend & Comp, wire this to the top, and actually, I want to put this between my output here, so I am actually going to hold down the Control key, wire that to the Input, wire this to Back.
So now I have this image here, and it says Sunday...7:30 am...Los Angeles, and it's really not where I want this. I want it along this dark part of the street. So in order to do that, I need to do what's called a 2D Transform and this is just another node that I can find on the Pick List. It's under Compositing, called 2D Transform, but the easiest way to do this, again, is to just highlight that wire, right-click, go under Compositing and find 2D Transform, and it gets wired right in, highlight that and I can go to the Options, or if I look into the Viewport, you can see it actually is giving me Transform Controls.
So, all I have to do is just move this around and this one scales. This is your Translate, this is your Scale, and this is your Rotate, but actually, I don't want to Rotate, and all of these are reflected here. So, if I wanted to zero out rotation, I can. And let's just go ahead and position that to where I want. Now, all of this can actually be used for Motion footage, as well. So, if you want a piece of footage that's moving across the screen, you can use the 2D Transform, as well, on Image Sequences.
So, this is basically what I want in terms of look, but it's a little bit dark. So, I am actually going to add in just a very quick color correction, so I am just going to add in some color correction basics here, click on this, go here, and just give it some Gain. There we go, just make it a little bit brighter, so it pops against that background. So as you can see, you can load Still Images in addition to Image Sequences and all of those can be transformed using the 2D Transform tool.
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