Mixing 3D and Live footage from a 7D in After Effects
Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:13 PM
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of 3d post FX and After effects.
I have several locked down shots of building exteriors. I want to incorporate some basic 3d effects into these shots using After Effects.
The 3d effect I want to create is best described as a glass globe that also emits light, that also 'travels' thru my footage.
I'm wondering the best way to go about this.
A very basic globe effect can be done using only displacement map techniques right in After effects.
Additionally I can create any reflective surfaces inside AE, and match the perspective to my live footage.
Any other tips or suggestions?
Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:45 PM
Go look at videocopilot.net, which is an enormous time sink for people who find this stuff diverting.
Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:29 PM
Can't afford to hire anyone, and besides, love learning all aspects of filmmaking!
Realized after posting I was being too specific in mentioning After Effects.
Will check out the tutorials on videocopilot.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:20 AM
Still, don't just parrot out a tutorial - take what you can from them and build your own effects.