Digital Tutors - Compositing 3D Renders in After Effects ( Project files incl )

Digital Tutors - Compositing 3D Renders in After Effects
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In this series of lessons we'll learn how to bring in multiple 3D render passes and composite the resulting image on top of a photograph using many tools and techniques. We'll begin this project by importing our layers and assembling them into a nice render of a car. We'll then learn how to create an advanced matte to cut out our car using the shadow, indirect, and matte layers. We'll then learn several compositing tricks to help us really blend the foreground and background, such as Reflection matching, Lightwraping, color correction and grain matching.

Lesson Outline (14 lessons)

1. Introduction and Project Overview

2. Using Blend Modes to layer 3D Render Passes

3. Using the Brightness Contrast Effect to fix the refraction

4. Changing the car color using a Hue Saturation effect

5. Adding the Shadow pass and dealing with alpha issues

6. Using the Luma Track Matte to cut out our car

7. Adding the Shadows to our Matte

8. Using Color Correct tools to match our reflection

9. Creating a Lightwrap effect to blend the background and car

10. Adding a Matte Choke to fix a black outline

11. Color Correcting the Tires by drawing masks

12. Color Correcting the windshield using Keying effects

13. Color Correcting the shadow to match the background

14. Using the Match Grain effect for that final level of detail

* Project files are included

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