Matchmoving, 2nd Edition
The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking
By Tim Dobbert
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 336

Learn the keys to matching CG to live action

Matchmoving is a practical skill that can help digital artistsget a foot in the studio door. Now you can learn the professionaltechniques required with this essential guide. Author Tim Dobbert,a veteran in the visual effects industry, has worked on such moviesas Avatar and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,and he passes along years of valuable studio expertise in thisfully updated industry standard. You'll quickly start acquiringsuch technical skills as 2D tracking, 3D calibration, objecttracking, what to do on a live-action set, and much more.

  • Learn the fundamentals—matchmoving concepts andsoftware
  • Discover 2D tracking and how to make every track count
  • Work step by step through each stage of 3D calibration
  • Understand how real cameras work
  • Explore the matchmover's role on a live-action set
  • Do the matchamation—match your CG character or object to alive-action plate
  • Track the motion of an object seen in the footage
  • Apply matchmove data for painting, compositing, andlighting
  • Examine how 3D movies affect matchmoving
  • Learn how 3D/stereo movies are made and how it affectsmatchmovers
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