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pompalomp
05-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone could help or point me in the right direction on how to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHhcGe4td6c

from about :35 seconds to about :38 seconds, you can see what i'm talking about.

Somehow this guy has managed to make 3D text look like it is part of the video and the angle of viewing changes as the video moves.

Any ideas?

Pompalomp

ToddKopriva
05-21-2010, 01:14 AM
The term that you're looking for is 'matchmoving'. Now that you know the term, you can easily find lot and lots of good information about it.

Here's an After Effects Community Help search (http://community.adobe.com/help/search.html?q=matchmoving&l=aftereffects_product_adobelr) for a start.

suztv
05-21-2010, 03:44 PM
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_camera_projection/

Also mocha which comes with AfterEffects CS4 will be able to create keys for your motion/depth path (basically creates the camera tracking information for you).

http://layersmagazine.com/after-effects-cs4-mocha.html

pompalomp
05-21-2010, 06:33 PM
Thanks so much for your replies :)

still a little confused though :(

Am i correct in thinking that to achieve the effect shown in the video above, i need to do a combination of matchmoving, some kind of video tracking to get the right angle on the text and then camera projection?

Pompalomp

suztv
05-24-2010, 04:53 PM
Am i correct in thinking that to achieve the effect shown in the video above, i need to do a combination of matchmoving, some kind of video tracking to get the right angle on the text and then camera projection?


Yes - you will need to use some sort of software (Mocha) or AfterEffects tracking (look at VideoCoPilot.net and AE help) to match the camera moves so that you can composite your 3D text into the video.

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