Rotoscoping

Author: Benjamin Bratt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136039690
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Performing Arts

Master what it takes to make your rotoscoping and digital painting blend seamlessly into each shot. Through illustrious four color presentation, the book features step-by-step instruction on the artistic techniques of rotoscoping and digital painting with lessons on: *Articulate mattes *Digital paint in moving footage *Motion tracking *Advanced rotoscoping and digital paint techniques, and much more It also features practical insight on the subject and industry, delving into: *The history and evolution of rotoscoping and the role of the rotoscoper *A typical day in the life of a rotoscoper *How to get a job as a rotoscoper

Plug in to After Effects

Author: Michele Yamazaki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136040023
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Performing Arts

Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its third-party plug-ins. Whether it's keying and compositing, adding particles of swirling smoke to a composition, or importing XML files from Final Cut Pro, third-party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it's all covered in this lavishly illustrated, full-color book. Coverage of hundreds of essential third-party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each plug-in. Plug-ins for color, style, effects, distortions, warps, transitions, lens flares, text and graphical elements, and more are all covered in depth.

After Effects Apprentice

Author: Chris Meyer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136039935
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Performing Arts

Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 11 core lessons plus a final project that pulls it all together, you’ll learn how to tap this program’s vast potential – whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects. Fully updated to cover the major new features introduced in After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You’ll learn to creatively combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, manipulate 3D space, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements, color key and stabilize a shot to place it in a new environment, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the features, with explanations of the "why" instead of just the "how" behind each technique. You’ll learn more than just the tools; you’ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions. Topics include how to: Animate, edit, layer, and composite video and still images. Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations. Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery. Create and animate text and shape layers Place your layers in 3D space. Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays. DVD contains: All exercise source material and project files for After Effects CS6, CS5.5, and CS5, plus 90 minutes of video tutorials.

Anime Intersections

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123284288
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

"The main body of the text comprises nine chapters, each of which is a detailed analysis of a production and explores the developments in works such as Ninja Scroll, Perfect Blue, and Howl's Moving Castle. The final chapter examines the impact of the medium within Western contexts"--Provided by publisher.

Machinima

Author: Matt Kelland
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114402402
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

Provides instructions on creating a 3D animated film on a PC.