O'Reilly logo

Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking, 2nd Edition by Tim Dobbert

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9

Matchamation

The process of matching up a CG character or object to a live-action plate is known as matchamation (also known as rotomation or match animation). Matchamation techniques are a blend of matchmoving, animation, and, on some level, rotoscoping techniques—hence the hybrid name.

Matchamation is not an easy thing to do well, and I haven’t heard too many people describe it as fun, but it is a unique challenge that requires a unique approach. There are no shortcuts per se, but I’ve included this chapter because there are ways to make matchamation a faster and less painful process.

Chapter Contents

  • Understanding the Basic Technique
  • Making Model Changes
  • Working with Imperfect Data
  • Matchamation Tutorial

Understanding the Basic ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required