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Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max, 3rd Edition by Darren Brooker

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‘My name is Raquel Welch. I am here for visual effects and I have two of them.’

Raquel Welch (presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects)

 

 

 

 

 

Background plates

The integration of computer-generated elements with live-action sequences is a staple task when working within the visual effects industry. Background plates like these, as well as still photographs and matte paintings, can present a sizable challenge to those tasked with integrating the CG elements, and lighting of course plays a key role in this process.

Backplates can come from various sources: they can originate ...

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