White balance, scale and focus reference card for easy compositing

Here’s a short tutorial and giveaway of a digital (and physical) asset I use to help me composite greenscreened actors and CGI elements into a physical scene. This tutorial covers using the reference cards in Adobe After Effects, Video Copilot Element 3D and the included Lumetri Color, Camera Lens Blur and Match Grain effects.

I demonstrate how to composite the free Star Wars BB-8 model from VC’s Star Pack into a regular shot.

 

Download: http://bit.ly/2RYb1V0

Video Copilot Star Pack: https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2016/05/free-star-wars-model-pack/

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Expression used to roll BB-8:

diameter=100;
pi=Math.PI;
circumference=diameter*pi;
rot=360/circumference;
Xpos=thisComp.layer(“Element NULL”).transform.position[0]*-1;
scalePercent=thisComp.layer(“Element NULL”).transform.scale[0]/100;
rot*Xpos/scalePercent

Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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