A basic compositing question

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  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!
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Lachy

Last edited by lachmandoo : 09 September 2017 at 11:18 PM.
 
  4 Weeks Ago
HiLachy,

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.

Matt
 
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