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Old 11 November 2008   #1
HELP FOR FUTURE CHALLENGE: Camera Tracking

I am in the process of filming some footage for the next FXwars challenge and I need help
doing some camera tracking of the shots...
I need the scene data to be released in multiple formats (Maya, Lightwave, Max,C4D)
Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11 November 2008   #2
I'm no master but I need practice there too. I'll take a stab at a shot and see what I can do.
 
Old 11 November 2008   #3
sure

im no master either, but i have a little experience on tracking, i can give it a try if you want.
 
Old 11 November 2008   #4
if you track it in boujou or similar tracking programs, you can export the camera and data for most software applications.

Quite simple really.
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Old 11 November 2008   #5
where did the topic for next challenge go? i cant seem to find it. do we know what it is yet? I remember reading that it will have live action plates in it Hence this thread.
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Old 11 November 2008   #6
I can run it through Boujou for you if you like, as Jonathan mentioned it can export camera data to just about any aplication.

Would it only be camera tracking or would there also be ojects to track? Are you using any trackers in the scene? If so would you also want them removed?

I also second the request for info for the next challenge.
 
Old 11 November 2008   #7
hi Roberto, i could help doing the C4d files.
I would use the Voodoo Tracker and give the Links to, How Import a Voodoo textfile" in C4d from Eggtion http://www.eggtion.net/

@BusterHymen, can Boujou export a C4d compatible file?

greets rasher73
 
Old 11 November 2008   #8
The name of the challenge I have in mind is...


"The Hallway"

I been recording some spooky hallways with my hd camera.

The idea is to composite something HORRIBLE that is just around the corner...

IF this challenge works, we might do more comp challenges in the future..

Challenges like:
  • The Stadium... (virtual sets)
  • The Shootout...( Gun fire elements, Cg Destruction ,CG Blood and maybe a RayGun.)
  • FXWARS: Four Seasons..
-R
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Old 11 November 2008   #9
Roberto, that sounds really cool. Just a thought, but you could have a "mini" (one or two week maximum) camera solve challege to ensure you get a good solve. I would love to get a crack at it.

rasher73, Boujou can export to just about anything Maya, Max, Houdini, LW, C4D, XSI, ect.

To be honest I mostly work in Max so that is the only format that I am used to, but I imagine the only diverences would be the Axis orientation.
 
Old 11 November 2008   #10
yeh the one track solve can be exported to all software programs BusterHymen mentioned. Just gotta get a good track which wont be too hard. You wont need markers really, unless its dark....
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Old 11 November 2008   #11
THX for the info, BusterHymen.

Greets rasher73
 
Old 11 November 2008   #12
Two more possibe challenge that might involve live action are:

  • Bering Strait Bridge
  • Albert Whitlock tribute
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Old 11 November 2008   #13
Sounds really cool.

When are we going to see some plates?
 
Old 11 November 2008   #14
Originally Posted by BusterHymen: Sounds really cool.

When are we going to see some plates?


Soon.

I am right now looking for locations right now in the DC area...
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Old 11 November 2008   #15
Okay, I will try to be patient....
 
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