For someone new to the world of animation, especially real-time animation, the industry and what’s available can appear downright bewildering. There are a great many solutions it seems, starting with Autodesk’s wonderful, but pricey solutions, to free and shareware solutions. There are of course the most well-known and perhaps also the most popular solutions such as Autodesk’s solutions, Kinemac for the Mac and Reallusion’s iClone4. But there are plenty of other options as well.
When it comes to the world of chroma key technology, there are many factors that go into a great key. There are specific lighting scenarios, the types of green or blue screens, your camera, the amount of skill you possess, and second most importantly… the software you use. We are going to take a look at nine of the most useful pieces of software out there to make your life that little bit easier when it comes to checking your keys in real time, or checking out the mattes to make sure that the footage you are shooting is going to be the easiest to work with in post.
Matchmoving is becoming more and more popular in visual effects world and is also quite interesting to know how to use, and to be able to utilize it within your studio or in your freelance work. In this new digital era where almost every single thing you see on the television or in a movie has CG elements placed into real world footage and you cannot afford not to have a working knowledge in a matchmoving software package. This article features a useful rundown of all the matchmoving software available for purchase and download, and perhaps to give you enough knowledge as to where to take your business as well as your workflow.
When your digital photos are displayed like Polaroid, they look more eye-catching. But did you ever used it for videos? This tutorial will teach you to create a simple Polaroid effect which will give your video a vintage look.