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




1 comment:

kirik said...

Cool work! ..would want see it someday the exact way you did it especially the camera solving