Chapter 8fig8_171_1Tackling a Complex VFX Shot

In this final chapter, we’ll tackle a single, long, visual effects composite. Frames from this project are featured on the cover of this book. Although we will use many of the techniques discussed in early chapters, it will give us an opportunity to try them with a more complex end result.

Creating the Cover Image

The image sequence of a giant lizard walking down a highway was created with After Effects through a single project. This project works through many of the visual effects compositing challenges discussed in the first seven chapters. These challenges include:

Keying without green screen

Stabilizing ...

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