Tracking-comping Essay

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Old 06 June 2006   #1
Tracking-comping Essay

Hello Artists,

I did a while ago but never showed here. Its a simple test of tracking and addition of 3d on top of live action. The model is my wife, Caroline.

Softwares used:

PFTRACK - amazing to track 3d geometry.
Zbrush - for the hole in the forehead
Digital Fusion - comping the passes and addition of grain.
XSI - for everything else.

The link for the Quicktime, click on image:

Thanks a lot for viewing guys.

Old 06 June 2006   #2
Very short... but very good!

I like it!
Old 06 June 2006   #3
not much to say except that it's almost perfect!

could you explain us your work method?

Old 06 June 2006   #4
Hello Guys,

SILVERWING, Thanks a lot man. it is short indeed Ive been doing a lot of those lil tests with live action so I focus on setup rather than rendertime but its a lot of fun. thanks a bunch

FOANE, Thank you very much!!
I recorded the footage in a dv cam, put it into digital fusion for a bit of treatment and then exported the footage to xsi. then i built a simple mesh for the head based in the first frame and sent it to pftrack.. there i tracked the geometry into the footage and sent it back to xsi. Next step was to light it to match the environment and then sent off to Zbrush for a bit of detailing. then it was DF again for comping the passes and adding a matching grain.

Thanks a lot for viewing this mates


Old 06 June 2006   #5
thanks for the reply mate, it's always nice to hear someone's work method

good luck and cheers,

Old 06 June 2006   #6
nice one Mario, cool to see some wee tests like these Something I'm quite fond of trying to do meself
3D VFX Artist

Old 06 June 2006   #7
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