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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Working with CGI

Anyways, here's a pic of me working in Autodesk Maya Live.

It would take me forever to explain what is going on in this screen, so let me just say that what I am doing involves tons of 3d tracking/solving and tons of CGI. Basically, I'm taking stock footage and creating a 3d map in which I can render models/animations and composite them seamlessly into the shot. This is EXACTLY how CGI is done in the movies you watch.

At the next LAN, I'll explain the entire process and what it all means.


  • Ducktape, you might have some idea as to what this is.

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 10:41 AM  

  • I do, but barely. I see your using the x things as way to mark your position so it can be translated from the picture to 3d, but thats it.

    By Blogger _WTH__ma77yg, at 11:18 AM  

  • Hey matt,

    How did you get the "Live" drop down menu choice? For me it's not an option (i have 8.5)

    By Blogger _WTH__ma77yg, at 7:01 PM  

  • You have to go into Plug-In Manager and turn on "MayaLive."

    You also have to have the unlimited version of Maya. I've got Maya 8 Unlimited.

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 8:40 PM  

  • It's purchased and completely legal, I presume?

    By Blogger Marquis de Suave, at 8:58 PM  

  • No.

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 7:43 AM  

  • yo thats crazy!

    By Blogger _[tnt]_GERK_[tnt]_[admin]_, at 12:40 PM  

  • Oh Snap!

    By Blogger Marquis de Suave, at 2:51 PM  

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    By Blogger _WTH__ma77yg, at 6:22 PM  

  • Sometimes I wish I went to your school.

    By Blogger [wthg}jondrunken master, at 9:29 PM  

  • Why? My school doesn't teach us this stuff...

    Everything that I know involving film and 3D are all self-learned.

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 7:41 AM  

  • Matt, remember to bring the camera tomorrow

    By Blogger Marquis de Suave, at 2:48 PM  

  • I asked my parents if they would take me over to the station to pick up a camera, and they freaked out about it.

    They think these cameras are fragile pieces of equipment, yet I tried to persuade them otherwise. These cameras are rock solid. I once dropped one off my dirtbike and into the sand at 30MPH and nothing happened.

    I guess we'll have to make do with my suck little HandyCam, unless you can get your parents to get a camera at teh BATV.

    I'm really not sure if we should film this at all without a PD-150 (BATV camera) because my little camera has no such lens and CCDs as the PD-150. We'd be getting a wicked suck image with anything otherwise...

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 7:43 PM  

  • So see if your parents can get one!

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 7:43 PM  

  • When is the next lan

    By Blogger [wthg}jondrunken master, at 5:55 PM  

  • When I get myself and my equipment organized.

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 2:14 PM  

  • I dont think humans live that long^_^

    By Blogger [wthg}jondrunken master, at 2:57 PM  

  • Burned!

    By Blogger _WTH__ma77yg, at 7:57 PM  

  • Hi.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:59 PM  

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