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3D Max & After Effects
show user profile  spin doctor

So I'v been working on a project and in it I have a huge wall mounted screen that appears in the background of many of my shots, I thought I could render the screen in max with nothing on it, just a glass texure, then later on, apply footage I made to the screen in after effects with an add blending mode, for stills it looks pretty good.

For very short sections of video, I have managed to, frame by frame, modify the orientation of the screen overlay to achieve a decent result, however, I have come to a point where there is a large section of video with the screen visible, I have tried manually positioning the screen frame by frame but when i play it back, it flickers and jumps around and its not a natural motion.

Whats the best way to track the screen, I know after effects alone isnt capable of 3D tracking, is there any way to include a video withing the max render, or a simple way to basically, apply the video footage to the screen in either max of after effects so that when my camera is moving around, the screen track accordingly.

Any help would be great,

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6/9/2011 4:38:10 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 4:38:22 PM)
show user profile  NLGFX_ger
you could render a jpeg sequence of the footage you wanna show on the screen from AFX, then apply that sequence as texture on the screen... not so flexible like adding the footage in AFX since everytime you change something with the footage, you will have to re-render but that would be a way.

You could also isolate the screen plane including the footage as texture in max, render that out with alpha and simply use that as comp layer in AFX. Should render very fast then whenever you need to change something.
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6/9/2011 5:09:25 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:09:25 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Channel 4 are hiring Spin Doctors? :p
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6/9/2011 5:19:19 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:19:19 PM)
show user profile  Pil
I think that what you are after is called "Corner Pin Effect".
Do a serch for this and see if its what you need.


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6/9/2011 5:26:14 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:27:20 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
CP might work,.....

Proper option is Boomer's MAX2AE.......all you need and infinately more.

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6/9/2011 5:41:07 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:56:15 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
check out boomerlabs max2ae plugin

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6/9/2011 5:41:09 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:41:09 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2

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6/9/2011 5:42:36 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 5:42:36 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
OMG all those clones !

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6/9/2011 8:11:29 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 8:11:29 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
and they're on their way to the side of the screen !

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6/9/2011 8:12:05 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 8:12:05 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Take it this is for estings yeh?

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6/9/2011 9:12:18 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 9:12:18 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Why yes.....I do believe it is!

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6/9/2011 9:51:27 PM (last edit: 6/9/2011 9:51:27 PM)
show user profile  spin doctor
Thanks Guy's I will look into the plug in, if I have no luck, I will do the JPEG thing, I'm probably not gonna get this done by the deadline though now if I have to render more.

And yes it's for E-stings lol
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6/10/2011 1:27:33 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 1:27:33 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Haha cheers DrJim keep meaning to get new siggage tis annoying..

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6/10/2011 2:04:20 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 2:04:20 PM)
show user profile  spin doctor
I've completely wasted money on that plug-in =[

I can see how useful it would be, I've followed the tutorial notes exactly and it doesnt work for me the layer in after effects which should get aligned to the screen is like, way off in the distance, so frustrating, even when I used the files provided to follow the guide step by step, it says, Your project should now look like this, and it doesnt.

Is anyone experienced in MAXtoAE?
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6/10/2011 3:35:54 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 3:35:54 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Yes....I am very experienced with well as countless top studios all over the world.
The plugin is flawless.

Did you configure it properly in MAX? Frame size? FPS,...Pixel match your AE project?

THEN....I assume you exported the camera from MAX to your AE camera?
THEN you exported the MAX helper layer aligned with your MAX object to the (3D) layer in AE?

OR did you do the full scene export/import?

Tell me whats going on and I will help......

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6/10/2011 3:40:26 PM (last edit: 6/10/2011 3:40:26 PM)
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