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By Sam Vila

Bringing concrete examples from to mild, this publication explains the best way to use Blender to create visible results for video/film construction. It provides readers with a realistic technique to methods to use Blender's instruments throughout a variety of situations in video/film creation, together with establishing cameras on a degree, lights, and different creation techniques. protecting a spotlight on composition, the ebook now not only Read more...

summary: Bringing concrete examples from to gentle, this ebook explains how one can use Blender to create visible results for video/film creation. It provides readers with a pragmatic technique to use Blender's instruments throughout a variety of situations in video/film construction, together with constructing cameras on a level, lights, and different creation strategies. conserving a spotlight on composition, the ebook not just explains how one can use the most typical instruments, comparable to monitoring, rendering, and compositing, but in addition explains tips on how to take care of software program boundaries and kind out difficulties. because the top approach

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We can use this channel to generate some kind of dirt pass or to improve the shadows in a different way. To control this effect, we have to go to the World section: 40 B l en d er f o r V isua l Ef f ec t s In this panel we can control how much ambient occlusion we want to apply to our scene and also the distance. Shadow With this channel we can control how the shadows are applied in the render. We can later on tweak this channel to adjust the intensity or the color of the shadows until we have the results we want.

This is how a standard render looks in the viewport: And this is how the same render looks once we apply the distortion settings from our lens calibration tool in the tracking module: 48 B l en d er f o r V isua l Ef f ec t s As we can see, now there is an empty space around the image; when we compose our render in the original footage, we won’t be able to cover the entire frame. We need to generate our image with larger dimensions so that we can use that extra buffer to apply the correct lens distortion without having this empty space around our image.

To give you an idea about file size, the example for this book is 215 frames and I’m using the EXR format with all the channels stored in the file. Every frame is 200 MB, so that’s a total of approximately 43 GB for just 9 seconds of footage. Render Settings Let’s have a quick look at the render settings. I’m not going to explain point by point all the settings because the goal of this book is not to focus on rendering. However, we will look at the most important ones. Render Device As we are using Cycles for our example, we may use either CPU or GPU.

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