Aloe Compositing Reel

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Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “chroma key”, “blue screen”, “green screen” and other names. Source: Wikipedia

Aloe Design provides expert compositing services, including:

  • Matte Removal / Cleanup
  • Virtual Sets
    • Add a scene behind your actor footage
    • Can include light wrap and edge glow to add to immersion
  • Motion Tracking
    • Insert 3D models or text into your live action scene
    • Replace elements in your video
    • Remove elements from your video
  • Rotoscoping
  • Wire Removal
  • Color Correction

Compositing Maya 2009 Render Passes with After Effects

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I’ve been experimenting with Maya 2009’s Mental Ray Render Passes feature. It’s intended to easily allow separation of different elements of the render into separate images. An easy example would be separating the diffuse light from the shadow. In practice it seems to be way more finicky ( or broken) than it ought to be. After many trials I’ve developed a workflow via After Effects that successfully composites all my passes so that they just about match the default composite render. Read More