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By Lee Lanier

Learn expert secrets and techniques of electronic compositing with this specified guide

After filming is completed, electronic compositors circulation in to govern colour, retouch, and practice different behind-the-scenes tips which are essential to increase or finalize video clips, video games, and ads. you can now study their secrets and techniques with this different advisor to electronic compositing.

Professional animator and writer Lee Lanier not just attracts upon his personal event, he has additionally combed a few of Hollywood's so much lively post-production homes looking for the easiest strategies. study invaluable strategies, tips, and more.

  • Covers strategies for electronic compositing together with alterations, plate practise, rotoscoping, complicated render passes, particle integration, 2.5D portray, HDRI, stereoscopy and more
  • Shows you electronic compositing options that may be utilized to numerous software program instruments, together with After results and Nuke
  • Includes a DVD with scenes, pattern bitmaps, picture sequences, and more

Start your animation profession correct with the forged guide in postproduction you will find during this functional guide.

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22 ​A learn node’s houses panel in the learn node’s houses panel, you could set the colour area and alpha premultiplication of the imported documents. those parameters are mentioned in bankruptcy 2 and bankruptcy three. If the answer of imported pictures doesn't fit the complete dimension layout atmosphere within the venture Settings homes panel, the pictures won't “fit” the undertaking solution body. therefore it can be essential to attach a Reformat node. For an illustration of this, see the part “Nuke educational 1: operating with the Reformat Node” on the finish of this bankruptcy. Connecting Nodes you could attach nodes in a nearly never-ending type within the Node Graph. listed here are a number of methods to remember: • to attach nodes, LMB+drag an unused pipe (connecting line) from one node and drop it on a moment node. each one pipe has a particular enter or output functionality. enter pipes are indicated through a line and arrowhead pointing towards the node (see Figure 1. 23). enter nodes are normally categorized. The exception to this rule is a masks enter, which takes the shape of an inwardInput B pipe enter A pipe pointing arrow stub on the correct part of the node. Output pipes are indicated through an outward-pointing arrow stub on the botMask enter tom fringe of the node. arrow stub • If a node is chosen and a brand new node is creOutput arrow stub ated, the hot node is instantly hooked up to the chosen node’s output. • To disconnect a node, LMB+drag the pipe Figure 1. 23 ​Pipes and arrow stubs of a node clear of the attached node. if you unlock the mouse button, the pipe is damaged. you can even pick out the node that's downstream (that is, the one who gets the enter) and press Ctrl+D. • to pick a node, LMB+click the node icon. To open a node’s houses panel, doubleclick the node icon. to pick a number of nodes, Shift+click the node icons. • To disable a node in order that it now not impacts the node community, choose the node and press D. To permit the node, press D back. • To delete a node, choose the node icon and press the Delete key. • To rename a node, open its houses panel and input a brand new identify into the pinnacle mobile. ■  constructing a Composite • to copy a node with its present surroundings, opt for the node and select Edit → reproduction from the menu bar. • you could clone a node through picking the node and selecting Edit → Clone from the menu bar. Cloning differs from duplication in that the cloned node continues an energetic hyperlink to the unique node (see Figure 1. 24). hence, if the houses of the unique node are up to date, the up-to-date info is handed to the cloned node. you could sever the hyperlink among the clone and the unique by way of deciding on the cloned node and choosing Edit → Declone. Figure 1. 24 ​A cloned node (left) is instantly attached to the resource node (right), as indicated by means of the orange pipe and the orange C image on the top-left nook of every node icon. • to assist arrange the node community, you could strength bends into pipes. to take action, select the node that's upstream (that is, offers the output), RMB+click and select different → Dot.

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