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Mixing 3D and Live footage from a 7D in After Effects


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#1 James B

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

Hi
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?
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:45 PM

Well, you could hire someone to do it :D

Go look at videocopilot.net, which is an enormous time sink for people who find this stuff diverting.

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#3 James B

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:29 PM

Thanks
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.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:20 AM

Having had a quick squint at the site, I suspect you might find a couple of the tutorials over there are almost directly applicable to your task.

Still, don't just parrot out a tutorial - take what you can from them and build your own effects.
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