By Lee Lanier
Learn expert secrets and techniques of electronic compositing with this exact guide
After filming is completed, electronic compositors stream in to govern colour, retouch, and practice different behind-the-scenes methods which are essential to increase or finalize videos, video games, and advertisements. you can now research their secrets and techniques with this one of a kind consultant to electronic compositing.
Professional animator and writer Lee Lanier not just attracts upon his personal event, he has additionally combed a few of Hollywood's such a lot energetic post-production homes looking for the simplest suggestions. research worthwhile innovations, tips, and more.
- Covers suggestions for electronic compositing together with changes, plate coaching, rotoscoping, complicated render passes, particle integration, 2.5D portray, HDRI, stereoscopy and more
- Shows you electronic compositing innovations that may be utilized to a number of software program instruments, together with After results and Nuke
- Includes a DVD with scenes, pattern bitmaps, snapshot sequences, and more
Start your animation profession correct with the forged guideline in postproduction you will find during this functional guide.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't incorporated as a part of booklet file.
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Today’s compositors have a slew of speedily constructing electronic software program courses. This e-book, in truth, good points software program programs: After results and Nuke. After results is the main regular package deal on the planet and is out there to hobbyists, scholars, and pros alike. Nuke used to be born at electronic area, and it used to be designed for high-end visible results paintings from the start. determine I. 1 Source photos and nonetheless photos used to create either courses, whilst tested jointly, reprethe hide paintings for this booklet despatched virtually each significant compositing toolset and workflow at present on hand. simply because electronic compositing is swiftly altering, I’ve spent loads of time reading vital tendencies and strategies within the visible results, characteristic animation, advertisement creation, and movement portraits industries. I’ve interviewed compositing supervisors and lead compositors at dozen studios in long island, l. a., and San Francisco in addition to New Zealand and the uk. Excerpts of the interviews are incorporated with every one bankruptcy. moreover, the entire transcripts, which volume to over 14 hours, are incorporated at the DVD. xv xvi creation determine I. 2 The optical printer used to create the visible results on superstar Wars. The computing device at the moment is living on the business gentle & Magic facility in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of business mild & Magic) Who can purchase This booklet This e-book is written for starting- to immediate-level animators and compositors who want to extend their wisdom of compositing thought and increase their specialist method. If you’ve by no means composited prior to, this publication provides you with the entire primary info you must be aware of to begin growing profitable photographs. in case you have already got adventure as a compositor, it presents complex info and late-breaking ways to compositing. After results and Nuke The examples during this booklet have been created with Adobe After results CS3 and The Foundry Nuke five. 1v1. more recent types of the software program programs can be found. even though, CS3 and five. 1v1 have been selected to make sure backward compatibility and balance. because the ameliorations among those types and the newest releases are minor, it's going to now not have an effect on your studying event. loads of After results venture records and Nuke scripts are incorporated at the better half DVD. for those who don't personal After results and Nuke, loose trials can be found in the course of the softwares’ builders. Adobe deals a 30-day, totally practical trial of After results at www. adobe. com, whereas The Foundry bargains a private studying version (PLE) of Nuke at www. thefoundry. co. united kingdom. (Note that the PLE model of Nuke areas a dotted watermark on any render and doesn't help the Primatte keyer, that's mentioned during this publication. ) The significant other DVD The spouse DVD is a serious a part of expert electronic Compositing. It contains over a gigabyte of After results venture documents, Nuke scripts, video pictures, CG renders, texture ■ Naming Conventions xvii bitmaps, electronic stills, and interview transcripts.