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Brian Mills3D Light Placment
by on Aug 29, 2014 at 2:23:24 pm

Hi all
What is the best way to move lights around correctly in a 3D Camera tracked scene. I cant seem to get a hold of where they are in the scene even using the xyz handles. Please help.

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Dave LaRondeRe: 3D Light Placment
by on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:09:54 pm

That is EXTREMELY difficult to answer definitively because it depends on the lighting in tracked shot.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Michael SzalapskiRe: 3D Light Placment
by on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:18:48 pm

I like to create 3d nulls using the Camera Tracker tool so that I have a frame of reference for the 3d space.

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Brian MillsRe: 3D Light Placment
by on Sep 12, 2014 at 5:43:35 pm

I place the light (a point light) in the shot and I copy the position of the 3d layer I want to light into the lights position so i can get it in the same 3d space. When Im trying to move the light around in the scene I find it very hard to do so. I cant tell if Im getting closer or father away relative to the 3d layer I am trying to light...I was wondering if there is a technique to move the light in 3d space easier.

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Derek BoettcherRe: 3D Light Placment
by on Sep 13, 2014 at 7:04:36 pm

Use your multi-views so you can see the scene from front, right, top and active cameras. You can activate multi-view from the "Active Camera" drop down box.

This should help you get a better feel of the 3d space.


Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group

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