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. Software used: Nuke and After Effects. Lessons:
1. Setting Up a Composite.
2. Choosing a Color Space.
3. Interpreting Alpha and Creating Mattes.
4. Channel Manipulation.
5. Transformations and Keyframing.
6. Convolution Filters.
7. Masking, Rotoscoping, and Motion Tracking.
8. DI, Color Grading, Noise, and Grain.
9. Integrating Render Passes.
10. Warps, Optical Artifacts, Paint, and Text.
11. Working with 2.5D and 3D.
12. Advanced Techniques.