3d mutlipass compositing

Hi All,

1.I am looking for 3d multipass render footage including mattes for practise. I am learning multipass compositing. However i havent been able to come across

much footage for practise.

2. Also, I have queries about the ID mattes or the matte with RGB color. The queries are
a. why do we need them?
b. how do we use them while compositing?
c. how are they generated?

If you have any link to the footage or footage of your own kindly help me. It is purely for practise purpose.
Any link to tutorial or knowledge resource about ID mattes are also welcomed.

Thanks & Regards
Jetin Anand

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In addition to "Chuck", Dan Curry has worked as a Visual Effects Producer on all Star Trek series (except the original) and as a Title designer on many features… He will be the guest live on Filmnut tomorrow night (April 1st) and you can instant message in questions during the show. You can watch it on:

http://www.thestream.tv (8pm pacific time and 11pm eastern)

If you miss the show live I will post a link to it here the next day.

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How do I do this?? In SHAKE we had an in and out range, even if the frame number or timecode didn’t correlate to that..


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Has anyone here heard anything or bought one that could give us any insight into the worth of the magazine?

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Looks like a sweet term! =)



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