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.
The task of selecting software for live audio-visual performances can become overwhelming, given the wide variety of solutions that are available. As is true of choosing anything, you need to understand what you need. You then take a look at what is available. Once again as with most other products, there are features offered that you may not comprehend completely. Your selection depends on your own skills and experience in the profession too. This can be especially tough for someone who is just starting out in this domain, or trying to get things done in such software for the first time, because you may not even be sure of what you need exactly. A good starting point is to take a look at what is available. And hence what are presented here are the best ones according to the professionals. So read on here to get the taste of some of the best VJ software that is available in the market today, including free ones right at the end.