Motion Tracking: Adding Text to Footage, Part 03: Adding 3D Text, Lighting, and Compositing
Posted: 06 November 2015 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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It would be helpful to have a tutorial that shows how to do this with cineware.  This tutorial is good but its outdated now that cineware has evolved.

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Posted: 08 November 2015 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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How is anyone supposed to figure out how to make the matte for the pole?  The tutor just says “i made this in another programme without even explaining how”  Poor quality tutorial.

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Posted: 16 May 2017 06:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I’m not sure how but I’ve flipped the Y axis of the world when adding the restriction tags. The background and tracking points seems correct but the Y axis in the view ports is pointing in the wrong direction. Any suggestions?

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Posted: 16 May 2017 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hi marcpurcell,

Click on the Planar Constrained Tag (I assume that is meant by Restriction Tag), there is a Planar tab, and inside of it is a “Reverse Axis” option. Click on the check box to use the opposite of what is set so far.

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https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/KFTBjSutYmw6t7bcLjF2kzFAnsFqee0SFKEV47Cv5dm?ref_=cd_ph_share_link_copy

Let me know if that worked.

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Posted: 23 May 2017 05:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Hi Dr. Sassi

Another quick question. When I import the rendered footage into AfterEffects only the shadow layer is visible in the PSD file. Is there an import setting in AfterEffects or a render setting in C4D that needs to be turned on?

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Posted: 23 May 2017 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Hi marcpurcell,

There are no options in After Effects to handle a complete PSD [multi-] layered file with several channels (e.g., Buffers). It is something I have requested from Adobe over a decade ago, many times, as many other people, I’m certain about this. As an result of this problem, the Render-Settings> Save> Compositing Project File, ones enabled un-checks the Multi-Layer-File options in the Save panel.
You can import a Photoshop File/Sequence a Composition (Import Window>Options). But again, it allows for one alfa channel, and since many Multi-Passes are often in the channels, this is a no go. No healing of the file to my knowledge in Ae.

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/importing-interpreting-footage-items.html

I went through this tutorial and found no mentioning of this, sorry about this. I had to explore Ae CC 2017 for this again, if there is finally an option to split channels off the file. I couldn’t find anything. (Using Ae since 1996, I’m not clear why Adobe is not fully supporting its own main image format [PSD] in layers AND channels.) I would use the Multi-Pass setting (vs Regular Image) to have all files in one format. Add RGBA to the Multi-Pass, then)

You have to re-render, sorry. I would use the Render-Settings> Save> Compositing Project File option (It needs an Plug in for that in Ae, let me know if you haven’t already installed this.) This creates an “.aec” file and this file [after effects compositing] file is like a sub-projectfile, which contains a lot of information, to import all the passes and more you will render. One file dragged into the Project Pane and all files are already imported.

https://help.maxon.net/us/#50775
https://help.maxon.net/us/#DRENDERSETTINGS-RDATA_GROUP_SAVE

Let me know if there is anything else, I’m happy to look into it.

All the best

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