Haven’t posted in awhile, which means, I have forgotten much of what I learned. Yay. So I have this shot (see link below). So that car behind the actor is a 3D still which I tracked to the camera wobble due to high winds. She starts walking in front of the car so obviously I had to roto her out and drop the car behind her. I struggled with this and ended up with tons of keyframes, so I basically did it manually. I had little time and I know there’s a couple of frames where the mask slips a little, but I’d rather do it from scratch the right way.
So I just watched Mary’s Siggraph demo of the woman with the gun, but that one’s only a zoom. My shot she’s walking, the coat deforms and there is some twisting to her shoulders and arms. I understand the layering process know and to break it up into the paper doll thing… head, torso, arms and legs all being different shapes.
I really only have to worry about the middle of her body being accurate. So one question is, do I use the fine roto layers to generate the track as well, or try to track each section separately and link it to the masks?
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