Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing reference video as an image plane, part of Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites.
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One important part of Visual Effects work is rendering out the 3D models so that…they integrate properly in the composite.…One thing that will help you do that successfully is create an image plane as…reference inside Maya.…We'll use this scene right here to demonstrate that, this is shot1_start.ma.…And this is actually the first step of the first tutorial where we'll combine…this 3D model, which is a futuristic spyglass, with a live-action piece of…footage of an actress. In fact, we are going to make it look like this device is…held by the actress in her hand. So how do you create image plane?…Well, first thing we need to do is check a few settings to make sure the image…plane is used correctly.…
First thing I want to do is check the frame rate of the scene.…So I'm going to go down to the Animation shortcut, down here, this bottom…right button, click that.…It opens up the Preferences window, I'll go to the Settings section in the…center, and you see what the frame rate of this scene is.…Right now, it's 24 frames per second.…
- Working with image sequences
- Matching the 3D camera to video footage
- Lighting models in Maya
- Splitting a scene into multiple render passes
- Batch rendering
- Recombining render passes in an After Effects composition
- Setting up motion trackers
- Refining layers with rotoscoping
- Adding blur and effects
- Adjusting shadows and matte edges
- Using color correction
- Stabilizing shaky video
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Prepping a Maya Scene
2. Introduction to the Render Layer Editor
3. Creating Render Passes with mental ray
4. Recombining Render Passes in After Effects
5. Transforming Motion Tracking in After Effects
Setting up a motion tracker5m 17s
6. Transforming Motion Tracking to a Moving Camera
7. Stabilization and Corner Pin Motion Tracking
Next steps1m 16s
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