Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Restoring foreground elements, part of VFX Techniques: Building Replacement with After Effects.
We've spent some time preparing this composition, so we can bring in the new matte…painting of that center building.…There are a couple more steps to take however.…One is we need to retrieve some of the work we did in the first composition and…that has the tracts, billboard, foreground cars, lights and lamps.…So while the Sunset remains off at least in this composition I can go back to…BuildStreet and pull that composition into this one, I'll put it right on…top of ForegroundMatte and those elements come in, you can see that by the Billboard.…
Now it's a good time to make sure that any animation that you have in the first…composition is working for you.…So one issue might be the foreground cars, because they have a lot of…distortion from the lens on them.…So previously we had animated the anchor point and scale to try and make them…fit the original cars.…Now at this point I would probably fine-tune it a little bit more or at…least double-check it.…Now you can compare this to the originals by turning on the Street layer to take a look.…
Learn how to track the footage with the Adobe After Effects 3D Camera Tracker, replace areas such as the sky, rotoscope moving elements such as buildings and cars, and integrate a digital matte painting so it gains appropriate shifts in perspective and scale. You'll also apply color-grading techniques and learn how to fabricate reflections. The course also covers an alternative motion-tracking workflow with the Foundry CameraTracker plugin.
- Using the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker
- Applying tracking data to 3D layers
- Constructing and refining motion graphics
- Keying out the sky
- Rotoscoping to remove and save features
- Using the Foundry CameraTracker plugin
- Creating reflections
- Color grading