3ds Max + AE: Learn VFX, Camera Tracking and Compositing
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- Take drone and other live footage, camera track it accurately, and composite 3D elements into the footage for a convincing visual effect.
- Camera track footage using Adobe After Effects.
- Match 3d models to your tracking information in 3ds Max.
- Composite using After Effects to accurately match lighting, color, etc. of the two footage tracks (rendered 3D and live action).
- You will need to be familiar with 3D graphics and also some video compositing, specifically 3ds Max and After Effects. Basic knowledge of how to find your way around will suffice, but a deeper knowledge will speed up the course for you.
- To do the course, you will need a computer capable of running some large programs, and at least a trial of 3ds Max and After Effects.
- An extensive knowledge of software is not entirely necessary, as I will demonstrate step-by-step what you need to do.
There are few better ways to present a project to your clients than through aerial fly-overs of a proposed building. Drones have made it easier than ever to aerial footage of your projects sites. In this course you will learn to take drone footage (or really any kind of footage), whether it is shot by you or someone else, and composite in your 3D creations easily and convincingly. 3DS Max and After Effects already have all the built-in tools that you need for creating visual effects using 3D composited into live footage. Follow this course and you will be amazed at how quickly and easily you can be up to speed, creating your own movie-like effects, using software you probably already have access to.
This course is broken down into three main sections:
- Inside of After Effects -- This is where I will show you how to generate and export 3D camera tracking data for later use in 3DS Max.
- Inside 3DS Max -- From AE, we will get a camera the exactly matches the zoom angle and movement of our live video footage, but in Max we will have to adjust its scale and rotation in order to get it to match with the real world. Once we have that, we can add any 3D elements we want to the footage.
- Bring It All Back Together In After Effects -- This is where we will do some compositing. The goal is to make the 3D animation elements and the live footage mesh together seamlessly and convincingly.
This course is hands on. You will be following along with me creating a basic aerial fly-over. You will learn the exact workflow that you need, plus a ton of tips and tricks that will help you to not get hung up when you graduate to your own projects. I have already done all the troubleshooting for you, so learn from my experience. Check out the promo video to learn more about me, and about the project you will creating in the course.
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Check out my other Arch Viz / 3D courses as well (More about those at the end of this course). I have learning opportunities for all levels, and courses that cover various different aspects of the industry.
*This course uses the latest and greatest in the two main software packages that are discussed.
**Frequent updates and additional lectures
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- Architectural visualization artists who want to start integrating aerial drone fly-overs into their workflow.
- Any 3d artist who wants to learn how to composite 3d models with live action footage.
- Architects who want to make better presentations for their projects.
- Architecture students who want to learn professional, advanced techniques for presenting their designs.
- Those who are interested in learning some of the basics of VFX and compositing.
- Section overview
- Various different aspects of camera tracking that we will learn in After Effects
- download the drone footage
- link to free drone footage on the internet that can be used for your practice
- watch the licensing of the video in case you want to publish it somehow
- follow the lecture resources for link
- Section Overview
- What will you be learning in this section?
- Here we learn what to do with the tracking data once it comes back into 3ds Max.
- render your footage
- mine footage will be uploaded so you can follow the link and use mine if necessary
- Section overview
- What will we learn here?
- This covers the basics of compositing 3d + video in After Effects
- Import your 3d rendered footage back into after effects
- Use your alpha channel to overlay the 3d properly