- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (February 11, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0782144039
- ISBN-13: 978-0782144031
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,415,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Master the Art and Science of Matchmoving
Written by a matchmoving expert, this book is much more than a technical primer. It helps you think like a pro so that you can find the right solution for your matchmoves, no matter how tricky. You’ll also find coverage of tasks that commonly go hand-in-hand with matchmoving, along with advice on the contributions you can make on the set of a live-action shoot. Whether you’re a student or professional, Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking gives you the knowledge and perspective you need to quickly and successfully solve every matchmove.
- Understanding how matchmove programs work
- Perspective matching
- Getting optimal 2D tracking data
- Calibrating/solving cameras
- Using automatic tracking
- Fitting matchmoves into a CG set
- Mastering matchamation techniques
- Modeling from matchmoves
- Troubleshooting bad matchmoves
- Multi-purposing matchmove data
About the Author
Tim Dobbert is matchmove supervisor at noted visual effects house The Orphanage. He has worked on such films as Hellboy, Spy Kids 3-D, and The Day After Tomorrow. He also teaches matchmoving at the Art Institute of San Francisco and Expressions Center.
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This book is a must have for both begginers and advanced effects artists. If your new to the visual effects world, then this book will help you understand the very seldom talked about skill of matchmoving. If your a seasoned pro, and rely on a matchmoving department to create your matchmoves, then this book will help you understand what goes into this very time consuming and sometimes very difficult skill.
I have been using matchmoving software for a while, but never really understood what it takes to acheive the best results. This book has helped me re-asses my thought process when it comes to building my shots.
This book is well writen and layed out perfectly. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down.
Don't think just buy it..........
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With easy to follow excercises, this book will help you learn how to become a good matchmover.Read more