Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting the windows sequentially, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
With the animated transition from summer to winter and from daytime to dusk…completed, let's turn on the windows in the chalet sequentially as…nighttime falls on the scene.…So first off, locate and turn on the Windows layer, and then open up the…Properties panel. Then set an opacity keyframe at around frame 400.…I'm going to scoot the keyframe back a bit to maybe 375 and then move forward…and set a 100% keyframe.…
Lights in houses don't usually fade on;…they snap on as people turn on their lights, so let's move those two…keyframes together.…Let's preview that.…That's good, but I don't like how these lights come on together.…So let's set up some masks on the windows and have them come on at different times.…In the top toolbar, I'm going to select the Rectangle tool to create…some rectangular masks.…Make sure that you have the Windows layer selected and draw right around…that bottom window.…
Now click on the Windows layer itself, not the mask, and duplicate the layer,…which is Command+D or Ctrl+D. Select the mask and then move it up so that it's…
- Making precise selections using the Color Range command
- Controlling reference material through layer masks
- Creating custom brushes
- Painting snow, icicles, and trees
- Painting through a high-contrast matte
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Animating smoke and falling snow
- Reformatting and rendering a scene in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
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After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Revising the Plate
2. Painting Over the Plate
3. Replacing the Sky
Extracting clouds5m 15s
4. Creating a Dusk Version of the Scene
5. Animating Your Scene in After Effects
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