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3D composting

Posted: Sun, 27th Jun 2010, 1:32pm

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how can i put my c4d 3D models to a video?
Posted: Sun, 27th Jun 2010, 4:45pm

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You cannot import 3-D models into EffectsLab or any other FXhome software. If you have motion tracking, you can do that, or, you can render your image/animation with an alpha channel and paste it on top of the video.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jun 2010, 6:54pm

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Hehe, 3D composting. A brilliant typo.

There are numerous ways to do this, depending on the scene, what you are compositing, and your preference. You can import the bg video into C4D and render it out from there composited (I'm pretty sure, haven't tried this myself with C4D), you can render with an alpha channel, and drop it over your footage in a compositing app, You can render out to a whole wad of layers, and stack them together in a compositing app for greater control over the lighting, sometimes the alpha channel is rendered as a separate file, sometimes a depth map is rendered as well, to create depth of field and lens blur in the scene, in some cases you can forego an alpha channel altogehter and use other compositing techniques to combine the elements.