What is compositing?? You want to be a digital compositor, VFX master...start here...
This one is quite useful for anyone starting in VFX, will definitely help you understand whole nature of VFX business and how you should prepare yourself for the industry. Though this handbook is written very UK centric, it is still valid for any other place as the nature of the VFX business...
I was going crazy trying to figure this out until i came a across a solution online.
This is a very annoying problem where you compress a video with the H.264 codec and your video is nicely compressed but the gamma or brightness is always off and everything in the video looks washed out!
Another part in progress!
Paint. When do you paint frames as opposed to roto? How can you decide which method will work best given the task at hand? One thing to always remember, is that painting multiple frames to remove something is time-consuming and wasteful. There are always...
Another daily update.. This comp manual is still in progress, very few images are documented, so the final chapters which are published may stray slightly from what I've shown.
IV. Rotoscope Techniques
A compositor has many responsibilities for the successful completion of a shot.. Almost...
I just got accepted into the MFA Computer Art program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I'm trying to decide whether or not going back to school would be the right decision for me. For the last two years I've been working in South Florida for a television network doing Deko Cast, Chyron work,...
Here is a movie (great) created by maya and realflow
at the first scene, there are waves.
I tried to get a similar effect with realflow (realwave) but it seems that it either has VERY high subdivision (just look at how sharp it looks !) or it's being donw with some other...
A short introduction on reference. This post, and the previous posts with roman numerals in front of them, are a sample selection of text from chapters that I've been writing in my free time. There is no ETA for publishing.
One of the simplest things a compositor can do when...
Hi, would anyone be able to reccomend the best books available for learning Maya fluid/ particles systems and also a begginers guide to vfx in Houdini?
I'm using AE with frischluft lenscare, to create good and realistic dof.
I have a render (c4d) with a depth pass. In my render I have some foreground elements, some focus elements and some background elements.
When I render my file, and use frischluft and depth pass to create the...
XI. Grain and Noise
One of the rules is to match the black point of your CG to the black point of your film plate. You would never have a black point that is lower in the background than it is in the foreground. You can sample the color values of the darkest dark in your film plate and compare...
Hi guy i am going to get my self lcd screen i will spend about 400, i am graphic artit and editor can you racmend any good lcd's specily when it comes to color and cleraty what should i look in to when i am purchasing one
I'm not sure if the "plugins" section is the appropriate place to post this topic but well... seemed close to me.
Ok. Here is the question:
I started to play with realwave to generate some waves interacting with a geometry.
Here is the little problem.
I have a large scale...
I am currently working on a short clip that requires me to rotoscope an actor out of the footage. I am am using after effects and a wacom tablet. I am finding it just a little tedious having to move each point for every frame(i know thats what rotoscoping basically is but i have heard...
Hi guy if i have 2 graphic cards connected in my pc will my AF Preview rendering be faster and if yes what do you recommend, one of my graphic cards is high end do i need to get same one or i can just go with low end like 120 where other one cost me 500$
I hope someone would give me some insight into this...I'm very new to VFX but I'm a digital artist, specializing in digital photoshop imagery. I'm also a storyboard/comic artist with some 3D knowledge with Lightwave. I want to migrate towards being a compositor but I can't spare the time to attend...
hi guys i am a 3d artist and i learned Combustion i love compositing ............. i want to be more perfect in 3d as well as in compositing ... so i am searching Combustion Tutororial sites is there is any sites to learn Advanced Compositing in combustion .....:)
You know these fx shots where you travel from outer space and all the way down to the earths surface - well they are pretty easy to make.
I've already done the shot for preview purposes and use in a mood board. But I used pictures found via google and some taken from google maps.
I'm learning how to use Nuke and I'm working on a project that requires some face morphing (static 2d images).
Does anyone know of any Nuke tutorials for face morphing? I've checked online and haven't found anything except for a Shake tutorial:...
I know that it is possible to create wihrlpools with realflow; but; is it possible to do it with realwave oly (without te use of particles, and just by using "realwave" itself)
I thought that can be made but -was- unable to find a proper solution.
Soo, lets share some ideas.
I'm tracking a shot with a car driving along a road and have got a good track & solve on the road having refined the solve using track constraints. When tracking the motion of the car seperately it seems I cannot apply constraints to track points in this 2nd group... is it me or the software?
I'm trying to achieve the well known fisheye planet effect, that we can see easily in these photographs:
and here is an animated render;
well , i just started doing rotoscoping , i am doing it in shake. i dont know how better tool is shake for doing roto but i want the professionals views that according to them what would the best tool for rotoscoping
Hi guys i have animation that i did in xsi, its color intensive. My question is whats the best format to render. I am looking for best possible deal here tiff 16b 32b, targa,png or Open EXR? i will be aslo using after effects.
Is there a way to effectively use pixel fonts and have them maintain their clarity? I cant seem to find AE's anti-alias feature. what i mean is that edges of my font are pixelated Any info appreciated.
Hi, ive been doing some research into visualy effects in film and it seems to be an area i would really like to move into. I have a basic understanding of the relevant roles but i was wondering if someone could help by defining all the different positions that are available in film vfx today (i.e...
1.I am looking for 3d multipass render footage including mattes for practise. I am learning multipass compositing. However i havent been able to come across
much footage for practise.
2. Also, I have queries about the ID mattes or the matte with RGB color. The queries are
I've seen thisw video; about the making of the short called "steel life"
please check the 00:18, the grayscale 2d fluid simulation.
One scene later, we can see it in 3d.
How do you think this is created ?
hi vfxtalkers....i am quite new to compositing ..i just wanted to know what is the basic workflow which is used to merge,intergrate,composite.a CG charachter in a shot.
i know we do match moving tracking and all that stuff..but i what ORDER ?....
i will be very pleased if this confusion gets...
I'm wondering which schools offer online diploma study for visual effects and animation ?
I studied graphic dsign, and I want to do my master on visual effects, however, I'm not sure about the goods/pros/cons about an online class.
I found academyart has online classes, but I could not find any...
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