A basic compositing question

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  09 September 2017
A basic compositing question

Hey guys,

I generally do a lot of motion graphics work but am getting more into vfx and just had 1 pretty basic question to ask, much appreciated if someone could please explain!

1. I was watching the making of thistvc..http://www.cgsociety.org/news/artic...r-third-wheel-
and am wondering what is the process of painting out the reference guy dressed in the bear suit? Obviously with a locked off shot you could shoot a background plate, but with a handheld shaky camera how is this done? Is it actually painted out frame by frame or is it more a matter of the 3D bear being slightly larger than the reference bear to sit over the top?

Thank you!

Last edited by lachmandoo : 09 September 2017 at 11:18 PM.
  10 October 2017

It's a nice piece! I'd imagine the suit was used for mocap data, or for scale and position reference if entirely hand animated - then yes the CG bear would be 'laid' on top, camera tracked into position, and roto'd behind other objects. I doubt it would have always covered the suit, so in places a bit of Mocha Pro or other 2D tracking was perhaps used to paint out the overlap.

reply share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.