Cloud Fly-Through Video from 3D Composite of 4 Photos

Planet5D picked up the below video (crafted by Jeff Farmer) in Apple Motion using a 3D composite of 4 still images of clouds captured with a Canon Rebel T2i.

This is a great little technique that’s doable with basic 3D compositing skills in Motion or After Effects, or any other editor that gives you access to z-space adjustments.  The great thing about working with still images in 3D composites is the ability to reframe the massive images for delivery at 1920 x 1080 resolution.  The T2i delivers a 5K still image, so there’s a lot of room to work with or only to use a portion of the image for no loss of quality in an HD video.

If you are interested to learn more about this kind of work, there’s a great tutorial on some very basic 3D compositing at VideoCopilot.net.

Amazing Tech: Rendering Synthetic Objects into Existing Photos

The objects in the bottom row of images have been placed in the original photos after the fact.  What’s so impressive though, is that lighting and color characteristics of the objects and scenes interact with each other.  That is, the objects appear to be lit by the existing lighting of the scene and, at the same time, cast new shadows in the scene.

Check out the video below for a more in-depth look. [Read more...]