Matching the 3D camera to the video footage


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Matching the 3D camera to the video footage

Another important aspect of rendering 3D models for eventual integration inside compositing program is getting the correct perspective. You want to make sure that your 3D camera matches the camera that shot the original footage, for instance the video footage, as best as possible. This will require positioning, rotation, and also checking the lens. Now this scene, here, that we worked on from the previous movie has a perspective camera, that's where the Image Plane is. It's roughly positioned, it's not the position we want to use to render out this model. I want to make sure that we get a perspective that makes it look like this model's being held by this actress's hand because eventually we'll do that in the Composite.

We'll integrate it to make that work. There are several ways to move the camera to achieve that goal. One is to simply use the Alt key and move the camera around in the actual Render view, the Perspective view in this case. We can scroll, dolly, everything...

Matching the 3D camera to the video footage
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Matching the 3D camera to the video footage 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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