Import a Reference Video as an Image Pane in Maya


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Importing reference video as an image plane

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 i...

Importing reference video as an image plane
Video duration: 5m 13s 3h 9m Intermediate

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Importing reference video as an image plane 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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