Download Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4: Professional Compositing by Marco Paolini PDF

By Marco Paolini

Speak about making an influence: Apple's Shake compositing and visible results software program has been utilized in each Academy Award-winning movie for visible results due to the fact that its debut. it truly is no ask yourself that expert Shake artists are in excessive call for, and there is nowhere larger to start getting that education than with this totally up-to-date (for Shake four) and finished Apple-approved advisor (which features a unfastened 30-day trial model of this multi-thousand buck software program) utilizing step by step, hands-on guideline, Hollywood results wizard Marco Paolini takes you thru Shake's interface and contours, together with its colour correction instruments, monitoring and stabilization features, built-in procedural paint, robust new floating aspect expertise, complex keyframing, blue and eco-friendly monitor recommendations, rotoscoping instruments, and extra. As with the opposite titles within the Apple professional education sequence each one bankruptcy during this consultant represents a whole lesson, with a undertaking to accomplish, a overview part, and bonus workouts to assist try what you've got realized. The accompanying DVD comprises the lesson documents had to whole the book's initiatives. you could paintings in the course of the e-book from hide to hide to get a complete direction otherwise you can move directly to the teachings that curiosity you such a lot. both means, you can find the assurance you want to confront even the main daunting compositing and results projects with Shake.

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Navigate to the Lesson02 folder. You should see five sequences. 4. Click the Type heading to sort the clips by type. [View full size image] 5. iff, and then click Next. 6. iff. 7. Close the File Browser when done. Tip You can select a file or sequence from the File Browser in one step by double-clicking it. You now have five nodes in the Node View. They are background, foreground, robot, robot_comp, and shadowall named automatically by Shake. Because the parameters of the last node you created pop into the Parameters workspace automatically, you can see the shadow parameters listed in the bottom-right window.

1. Place the cursor over the Viewer and press the spacebar. The Viewer workspace expands to the entire desktop. 2. Press the spacebar again to go back to the normal view. Click the middle mouse button or Option-left-click to pan any workspace. 3. Pan the Viewer by Option-left-clicking. Some workspaces, such as Parameters, only scroll up and down. Using the Viewer This section gets you up to speed on using the Viewer. General Viewer Controls Now that you have something to look at, I can explain a bit about the Viewer workspace.

21. Close all open flipbooks. 22. Double-click the robot clip. 23. Toggle the Channel Viewer from full color to the white dot icon to view the alpha channel. The robot clip has an alpha channel that you can use to place the robot over the background. Alpha channels are basically a cookie cutter, and they are the heart of compositing. It just goes to show how simple compositing is. In an alpha channel, the white areas represent your foreground, and black areas represent your background in the final composite.

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