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12. VFX Pipeline Automated Masking: Matte Generators

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

Now that we have covered the advanced concept of animated mask creation, let’s cover another advanced VFX concept and technique called either chroma keying or luma keying in the VFX industry. Since VFX are frequently shot in front of a bluescreen or greenscreen , this is a common feature in VFX software packages, and one that you really need to understand. The technology behind keying algorithms is complex and provides powerful tools for you to integrate into your VFX project pipeline.

We will look at how chroma keying is done with Primatte V and Fusion’s internal legacy ...

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