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Compositing: Giving Depth to Stock Footage
Added on: Sun Aug 27 2000
Page: 1 2 

Next up once that's set up, disable that alpha compositor event by double clicking on the alpha compositor cue and unclicking on active. Click on okay, and then click somewhere in the white area of video post to deselect everything, add depth.avi and twilig.mov to the cue, select them both and click on the add image layer event button. Choose alpha compositor and select the depth_alpha.avi for the mask and select luminance. Click on OK.


Deselect everything and choose an output file and call it final.avi and
render it out.

This is a really basic animation showing off how to do it but you can do some really cool stuff with this technique although, below are some videos which used this technique.


Below are the files needed.

twilig.mov
twilig_a.mov
depth.zip
final MAX scene

All feedback ect. welcome, I'm hoping soon to get my hands on a camera so I can start writing notes on camera matching and camera tracking and develop new techniques for moving cameras, so stay tuned!
 
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