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jake blackstone
Wire Removal
on Oct 6, 2011 at 7:09:02 pm

I couldn't find any information on wire removal in Smoke. Anyone knows how?


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moody glasgow
Re: Wire Removal
on Oct 6, 2011 at 7:27:22 pm

What exactly are you looking for? There are various wire removal techniques, and even a plug-in that does a decent job of wire removal, but there is no wire-removal specific tool.

In general, to do wire removal, you want to get a clean plate, or create one. Then depending on the scene and how it was shot, you'll probably end up masking out the wire.

Here is some wire removal using the paint tool:

http://area.autodesk.com/flame-tutorials/exercise_wire_removal-4

Hope this helps..

moody glasgow
smoke/flame


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Mike Most
Re: Wire Removal
on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:25:19 pm

1. Paint to clean plate
2. Create a clean plate using masks, paint, multiple frames, or whatever works
3. Selective blurs
4.Tracked masks that reveal another portion of the same image
5. Tracking a still of a clean background over the wire/rig
6. Tracking a slightly repositioned version of the same frame
7. Hand painting

or

8. Any or all of the above or other techniques at any time for any frame.

Wire and rig removals don't involve "a technique." They involve every technique in the book and then some.


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jake blackstone
Re: Wire Removal
on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:25:39 am

I saw mentioned wire removal demo as well as couple of others and I realized, that there is not "one size fits all" approach. I guess, I was hoping, that with today's tracking technology there would be a more streamlined approach this technique in Smoke.
I think should investigate Moca a bit more. This app does have some very sophisticated tracking technology, that may help.
So, at the end, I guess, I should be thankful, that it's not that easy to do. Otherwise then everyone would be doing it:-)


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Brian Mulligan
Re: Wire Removal
on Oct 7, 2011 at 1:37:29 pm

I have seen some wire removal techniques with the Pixel Spread FlameFX in Smoke.

Brian Mulligan
Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke
WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA
Twitter: @bkmeditor


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