Creating mattes and shadows in preparation for rendering


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Creating mattes and shadows in preparation for rendering

Each time you have to match a 3D model to a piece of live-action footage, the challenges are slightly different. Now you still have to place the camera, perhaps bring in the image plane for reference, also create lights, and adjust those lights, but no two steps are going to be the same. For example, this is the start of the second project where we're going to integrate this 3D spaceship with the footage of this actress looking up at the sky. So, some of the work's already been done here, but we will use some of the steps that we have talked about in previous movies. Image plane has been brought in, the image sequence is functioning, so all the frames are viewable in the timeline, the camera has been positioned, and the goal of camera positioning is to create the illusion that the spaceship is in the sky above this building.

Now, the camera is positioned for the first frame. There is no animation on it. So, the concern is not replicating the exact movement of the camera, but only to rough i...

Creating mattes and shadows in preparation for rendering
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Creating mattes and shadows in preparation for rendering provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

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3D + Animation Video
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After Effects Maya
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