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roel018
11-07-2008, 12:28 AM
Tiny Motion Tracking and Model Implementation Test

Hi All.. I would like you to see my first 3DS Max creation in a long time - well actually a 3DS Max / After Effects blend.. It's pretty simple and straight forward, but I thought I'd share it with you guys anyway so I can get your opinions and c&c..

So, all tips to enhance my motion tracking, modelling, lightning or texturing skills are welcome ;)

Thnx!!
File: http://www.roelkrottje.nl/grunge/motiontracking1.wmv

ggaler
11-07-2008, 10:42 PM
Cool. I think the motion tracking looks good to me. The hammer is very cg looking and hurts the realism of the scene. The hole also could use some work. The inner textures don't look right to me. You may want to see if you can find some reference pictures.

What did you use to do the tracking?

roel018
11-07-2008, 11:01 PM
Cool. I think the motion tracking looks good to me. The hammer is very cg looking and hurts the realism of the scene. The hole also could use some work. The inner textures don't look right to me. You may want to see if you can find some reference pictures.

What did you use to do the tracking?

You're definitely right, the hammer is too shiny and reflective and the whole needs a bump or noise map to make it look more fractured / rumbled..

What action would you recommend to make the hammer look less cg ??????

THNX!!

ggaler
11-07-2008, 11:13 PM
Are you using MR or another renderer? MR has some tricks for helping with this that can be found on Zap's blog. (http://mentalraytips.blogspot.com/)

I assume you have access to this desk. I would try to find something like the hammer and place it on the desk and take another picture. This would be a big help in trying to match lighting and shaders.

roel018
11-07-2008, 11:23 PM
Yes I did indeed use MR! I'll check your link and see how I can improve it looks.. !
And good idea about the hammer.. Why didn't I come up with that!!! :)

Thnx a lot for your advice ;) !! :applause:

ajcgi
11-12-2008, 10:05 AM
Aw I was thinking of doing something similar to that as my next project... boo! Hehe. I like the drawing pins as markers idea though. Everyday objects. Very handy.
The tracking looks good. It still floats a little though. I'd like to know what software/techniques you used though as I didn't notice any errors until scrubbing back and forth.

roel018
11-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Aw I was thinking of doing something similar to that as my next project... boo! Hehe. I like the drawing pins as markers idea though. Everyday objects. Very handy.
The tracking looks good. It still floats a little though. I'd like to know what software/techniques you used though as I didn't notice any errors until scrubbing back and forth.

Hi! .. Yes indeed it does float a little.. I think this is because the low resolution cam i used to shoot the footage.. The higher the res, the better the tracking results.. Anyway, I used Boujou 4 which I borrowed from a befriended cgi specialist. The program works really great, but the trick is to coordinate the exporting very well so it works with 3ds Max.. I tried like 10 times before I tracked it well enough to produce this movie. Practice really is the keyword here!! =) ...I'm guessing I would have done a better job if I would have used a higher resolution cam (the one I used only had a resolution of 640x480 pxels in a relative bad quality).

GRTZ

ajcgi
11-12-2008, 10:38 AM
Hmmm the only camera I have access to is a PAL DV cam belonging to a nearby friend. I'd love an HD cam. Dear Santa, I've been awfully good this year, dining on nothing but coal, please may I... :>

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