Download e-book for iPad: Compositing Visual Effects. Essentials for the Aspiring by Steve Wright

By Steve Wright

ISBN-10: 0240817818

ISBN-13: 9780240817811

Put the fundamental suggestions and methods of electronic compositing to give you the results you want with no the necessity of a unmarried mathematical equation. Compositing visible results is lavishly illustrated with 1000's of movie pictures, figures, illustrations, and diagrams to assist the visible reader achieve a worthwhile vocabulary and realizing of the complete variety of visible results, within which electronic compositing performs a key role.

Beginning with an inspirational journey of the scope and significance of electronic compositing, you get an exceptional evaluate of the types of electronic results many times carried out this present day. See how CGI is composited with reside motion, how set extensions are performed, and what a match-move shot is. Following that you simply study all the key purposes of electronic compositing, which come with bluescreen compositing, bullet-time pictures, movement monitoring, and rotoscoping. the next chapters dig down into all of the significant electronic compositing functions, introducing the basic ideas, and methods in the back of them.

Learn what's effortless and difficult, attainable and very unlikely, and what to anticipate whilst engaged on a task that includes electronic compositing. New to this variation are four new chapters on:
* 3D compositing, with classes on what digital camera monitoring is, the way it is used to place CGI right into a live-action plate, in addition to reside motion right into a 3D scene.
* Stereo compositing, with descriptions of key stereoscopic phrases and ideas, classes on compositing pictures that have been filmed in stereo (both bluescreen and CGI), in addition to the stereo conversion strategy whilst a flat second motion picture is switched over to a stereo 3D movie
* pink and electronic catch with Log photos, together with log picture codecs. this can be a extremely popular subject nowadays. faculties loiter around video since it is more cost-effective. movie remains to be massive within the actual global of production.
* monitoring a complete venture from begin to finish
This is as well as powerful updates on themes such as:
* planar monitoring, Z compositing, operating with Anamorphic HD codecs, mocap, and more

This version additionally contains a spouse web site with photographs from the e-book so you might paintings with on your personal compositing exercises.

  • An obtainable creation to a fancy topic for beginner and aspiring compositors, from skilled writer and compositing whose compositing credit comprise evening on the Museum 2, Shutter Island, Solaris, site visitors, and more
  • Full colour presentation illustrating the paintings and methods of the perform, presents concept in addition to instruction
  • New to this variation is a significant other site, new chapters on 3D compositing, stereo compositing, pink and electronic catch with log photos, and extra could have you knowing the newest in compositing expertise in no time

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Where they do affect digital compositing is when they are taken out of their native environments, like to a workstation for digital compositing or Adobe Photoshop painting. Suddenly the pixel aspect ratio becomes a major issue that must be dealt with correctly, or there will be trouble. ” At this point we are just trying to get familiar with the troubling concept of non-square pixels in order to set things up for the next section—the display aspect ratio. 5 Display Aspect Ratio We have seen how the image aspect ratio describes the shape of the image and the pixel aspect ratio the shape of the pixel.

Better yet, use 16 bits to create the original image in the first place. 7 Floating Point The discussion above about bit depth pertained to integer data. That is to say, the 8-bit data, for example, ranged from 0 to 255, using only whole numbers. 993. However, decimals are a very important alternative way to represent pixel values so they are also supported by compositing programs. The computer can easily convert integer data to floating point and Figure 2-20 illustrates how this is done using 8-bit data as an example.

If you have lots of red and very little green and blue that means you have red. The yellow pixel next to the red has bright R and G values above it, but a low (dark) B value, which is the quintessential definition of yellow. The skin tone chip shows a more typical RGB combination to make a common skin tone color. The gray pixel on the end shows a special case. If all three of the RGB values are the same it produces gray. In fact, that is the definition of gray—all three channels having equal values of brightness.

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