Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Lighthouse

Finally after 3 days of mind bending i was able to successfully merge my first 3D rendered object into live video footage. No slippage (i.e. when the object appers to slip in 3ds max) observed and is just perfect. Created using Boujou - for camera solving and matchmoving, 3DS Max  - for a basic lighthouse design and Aftereffects - for compositing. This was the first attempt at basic compositing. Will be trying more complex composits soon or as much as my computer can bear. Here is the attempt history for this project.

Day 1 - Shot footage, did camera solve in boujou, created lighthouse in 3DS Max, exported cam. solve in Max, observed mismatch of movements between ground plane and object.

Day 2 - Fixed frame rate issue as the frame rates were all set to different values in max, boujou and AE, observed mismatch of movements between ground plane and object.

Day 3 - Fixed frame indexing in boujou and max, as boujou was exporting frame sequence from 1 to N and max was reading it as 0 to N+1. Tadaaa !!!...problem solved. Finally output an AVI file with ffdshow used as the compression codec.

A few screenshots of work in progress...

Match moving and camera solve

3DS Max modelling and camera solve export

Final compositing

 The final output

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Inception Teddy

It was a boring Saturday afternoon, sitting in office surfing through the net i stumbled upon a video called - Inception Cat. This video was kinda funny, so i decided to do one of my own and since a teddy bear was the only prop i got, with a little help from me friend, inception teddy was born. So here is the first video produced and directed by me (LoL)

And here is the original Inception Cat....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Messing in Photoshop

Since i have a lot of free time on my hands. I went Photoshopping.. :-D
Location - Samsung Lakeview, Bangalore.

Original Image

Edited in photo-shop

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Super Ted...

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Super Ted here at the company is by far the most satisfied employee of all time. Moreover its part of the Emergency Response Team - that will give you hope by smiling at you while you burn to ashes and judging by all the bs that is coming to my mind i should better stop writing and play Grand Theft Auto IV for a change. Not quite a worthy post...but then the ted steals the show....

(P.S: The ted is not mine...)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Darn Rats

My friend got a new seat location, so before leaving, he added this small message on his whiteboard for any unsuspecting soul who might get re-located to his seat. Clearly the rats here at SISO are a menace and seem unstoppable. As a picture is worth a thousand words i added an artistic critter to the warning message as i personally believe that the rats here have been to Hogwarts...

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With the exception of the image, this entire post was edited and uploaded from my Nokia N8 (whose review i'll be posting soon)

Monday, October 11, 2010

NI Circuit Design Suite

The National Instruments Circuit Design Suite (a.k.a MultiSim) has a simulated Tektronix Oscilloscope. Pretty awesome stuff eh. Now i will never forget how to use this :-D