Professional Digital Compositing: Essential Tools and Techniques
Learn professional secrets of digital compositing with this detailed guide
After filming is done, digital compositors move in to manipulate color, retouch, and perform other behind-the-scenes tricks that are necessary to improve or finalize movies, games, and commercials. Now you can learn their secrets with this one-of-a-kind guide to digital compositing.
Professional animator and author Lee Lanier not only draws upon his own experience, he has also combed some of Hollywood's most active post-production houses in search of the best solutions. Learn valuable techniques, tricks, and more.
- Covers techniques for digital compositing including transformations, plate preparation, rotoscoping, advanced render passes, particle integration, 2.5D painting, HDRI, stereoscopy and more
- Shows you digital compositing techniques that can be applied to a variety of software tools, including After Effects and Nuke
- Includes a DVD with scenes, sample bitmaps, image sequences, and more
Start your animation career right with the solid instruction in postproduction you'll find in this practical guide.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Setting Up a Composite.
Chapter 2 Choosing a Color Space.
Chapter 3 Interpreting Alpha and Creating Mattes.
Chapter 4 Channel Manipulation.
Chapter 5 Transformations and Keyframing.
Chapter 6 Convolution Filters.
Chapter 7 Masking, Rotoscoping, and Motion Tracking.
Chapter 8 DI, Color Grading, Noise, and Grain.
Chapter 9 Integrating Render Passes.
Chapter 10 Warps, Optical Artifacts, Paint, and Text.
Chapter 11 Working with 2.5D and 3D.
Chapter 12 Advanced Techniques.
Appendix About the Companion DVD.
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