VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects
VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by an expert, Lee Lanier. This study is an absolute pillar for a person who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.
VFX Techniques introduces common yet critical visual effects techniques that are used in film and television shows on a regular basis. This installment shows how to simulate a large crowd by combining live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Adobe Photoshop artwork—transforming an otherwise empty building into a rapt audience. Author Lee Lanier uses After Effects to set up image sequences, apply motion tracking to match the motion of the original camera, and key green-screen footage. Finally, you’ll learn how to make all the elements cohesive with color correction and lighting techniques.
- Setting up your project
- Removing camera jitter
- Motion tracking CG renders
- Creating light effects
- Keying with Keylight
- Solving bad matte edges
- Rotoscoping green screen footage
- Color grading to match elements
- Relighting the scene