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Mike GarciaAdobe after effects and Maya tracking
by on May 26, 2010 at 6:23:01 am

Using After effects and Maya, I want to know a way I can put makers on myself, and track them, then have a animated character replace me? Would this be easy? Is it possible?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Adobe after effects and Maya tracking
by on May 26, 2010 at 3:29:10 pm

[Mike Garcia] "Would this be easy? Is it possible?"

Using a normal HD camera, desktop/laptop computer and associated software? Sorry, no.

WETA Workshop could create a totally CG Gollum for the Lord of the Rings because they had state-of-the-art-film scanners that could create create super-high-definition files from 70mm film, state-of-the-art workstations and software with capabilities far beyond Maya/AE/laptop/desktop, and talented, experienced and knowledgeable people working on them.

With all that, it took months to do the shots.

I know that was a few years ago, but it's still far beyond your, your camera's, your computer's and your software's capabilities.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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