Siggraph 2016 Rewind - Chad Ashley: Color Grading for the 3D Artist

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Chad Ashley of GreyscaleGorilla.com explains the importance of Color Grading and compositing to finish your renders.

Chad Ashley of GreyscaleGorilla.com explains the importance of Color Grading and compositing to finish your renders. Chad transforms a single beer can into a finished render by adding image-based lighting via GSG’s HDRI Link and dialing in the shot using Arnold for Cinema 4D. You’ll learn how to set up Arnold AOV passes to create mattes for certain scene objects, and how to extract those mattes from a multilayer EXR for color correction in After Effects. Chad creates a filmic look by adding Depth-of-Field via Frischluft LensCare, a vignette, film grain and sharpening, then uses GSG’s LUTs to create a custom color grade.

01:05Color Grading Intro
06:27Scene Setup and Arnold Rendering
09:22HDRI Link
11:11Dialing in the Shot
14:45Arnold AOV Render Passes
17:19Rendering the Scene
22:34After Effects Composite
27:00Color Grading with GSG LUTs
30:13Final Image Tweaks
33:30Using Mattes to Correct Specific Regions

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