i am some background in programming and i have become increasingly interested in software development for some time. I am currently working in film vfx but not so much on the technical side. When i was working at Double Negative there was a guy that basically created his own in-house version of ‘Silhouette’ the roto software. But his version was obviously tailor made for our needs and far out performed silhouette in every aspect.
I wanted to do the same, as part of a large ongoing personal project, i want to basically write my own roto/tracking software as a standalone package. Disregarding for a moment the implausibility of my goal, can anyone please enlighten me as to where on earth one begins with such an aim.
I have a fairly decent python background as well as c++. But only within certain packages, Nuke/Maya etc.
Could anyone put into laymans terms where to be looking. How others may have achieved this. Like the guy i mentioned at Double Negative. Any advice is welcome. I just want to get started, even if it takes 10 years ha…