Thursday, April 8, 2010

Match Your 3d Animation to Live Action Footage using Syntheyes, Cinema 4D, Realflow, and After Effects

3d camera matching is simultaneously one of the most widely used and most elusive to learn CG techniques in both the film and advertising industries today. In this video tutorial, we will discuss a comprehensive method for tracking video footage, and eventually exporting it for use in your 3d package of choice.

First we will track some live action footage in Syntheyes, and then export it for use in Cinema 4D. Then, in Cinema 4D, we will create some 3d text, and also create the desk geometry that will receive the shadows and reflections. We will then export the whole scene to Realflow, where we will design a simulation using a rigid body, and export it back to C4D to apply compositing tags, and export using multipass rendering. Finally, we will bring it all into After Effects, where we will isolate the text, and apply a few finishing post effects.

Final Effect Preview

Tutorial Video


Note: click the ‘Monitor’ icon to view tutorial in full-screen HD.

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