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05 May 2005, 08:38 PM
Hi ,i did a search of this book just in case someone has already talked about it,but nothing came up,if they have im sorry just ignore this,but there are a lot of questions being asked about this subject,and this book might illuminate the way to a better understanding.

Its called Matchmoveing by Tim Dobbert,and i bought it a few days ago online.the subtitle is The invisible art of camera tracking.

Im gonna start reading it at work tommorow.

At a glance it looks eye popping and there is a cd with it + TUTORIALS!

It talks a lot about different traching software and maya(not Live)and trackers like boujou bullet,matchmover pro and more.

I came across it looking for another book.

mayby it might help you out.

I think its gonna Help me.

Sory somebody else wrot about this and put it in the resources section!

05 May 2005, 09:31 PM
let us know what you think of it, im thinking of getting it aswell

05 May 2005, 09:27 AM
I bought this book just a few days ago and already read half way through, my advice to anybody who wants to get into matchmoving.
Get this book !!! :scream:

05 May 2005, 11:34 AM
yeah it's kick arse ;)
i mentioned it a week back somewhere here and also sent a link to beaker to add to the resources section...wonder what happened.

tim is very helpful too and may start his own site on the same.It's got some stuff on image modelling as well :thumbsup: .

i feel this is a getz for matchmovers and compers alike.


05 May 2005, 12:25 PM
I saw it at Foyles here in london and picked it up. small, short, not to expensive. figured i'd read it. It is really good. You can tell that Tim knows what he's talking about. I've worked with matchmovers that could benefit a lot from reading it :) It teaches you to matchmove, to keep stuff working in a pipeline, to check and recheck your stuff. And Tim effortless explains paralax and how a trackers solver works, which is really good to know if youre doing this stuff in production. You would become a ligthing td without knowing a bit about light and how it works inside the renderer?

i havent finished the book yet, but the first half that i read is already worth the money, and i have a feeling it gets better.


05 May 2005, 06:55 PM
here is a review about the book on amazon
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful: Dobbert is a true master, March 19, 2005
Reviewer:G. Leavitt ( (Los Angeles, CA USA) - See all my reviews ( ( This is an amazing book. I am a VFX professional and this book has shed a whole new light on the "mystical" art of matchmoving. The veil has finally been lifted!

This book is a must have for both begginers and advanced effects artists. If your new to the visual effects world, then this book will help you understand the very seldom talked about skill of matchmoving. If your a seasoned pro, and rely on a matchmoving department to create your matchmoves, then this book will help you understand what goes into this very time consuming and sometimes very difficult skill.

I have been using matchmoving software for a while, but never really understood what it takes to acheive the best results. This book has helped me re-asses my thought process when it comes to building my shots.

05 May 2005, 10:21 PM
yeah it's kick arse ;)
i mentioned it a week back somewhere here and also sent a link to beaker to add to the resources section...wonder what happened.Some people are busy working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week trying to finish up one of the many summer movies coming out soon. :)

05 May 2005, 06:30 PM
Many thanks to Tim Dobbert,just finished my third reading of this book,for a subject that always seemed to be hush hush,and very hard to find help on the subject.

Worth its weight in gold.

Buy it.

05 May 2005, 07:00 PM
I Finally got my copy, and already I can't put it down.

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