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Old 16-11-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
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I have been searching the web forever and I can't seem to find a good tutorial on how to mix a 3D animation - made in Maya - with a 2D film scene - for instance putting a CG character in a scene. Can anyone help? I would prefer the scene isn't static - i.e. locked camera - I'm sure it would be easier that way, but isn't really what I'm looking for. There doesn't seem to be much help with Maya Live - which is what I assume you would use? I'm totally lost. BTW - I am using Maya Unlimited 4.5 and After Effects 6.5 Pro.
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you will indeed need to "track" the footage you have. This creates 3d camera that maya can use. You can then position/animate your character etc. I've never used maya live but that should be your first port of call. Also starting with a lock off camera is porbably the best idea just till you get the hang of it a bit more.


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Thanks for the response - but does anyone know of a good book or preferably a DVD tutorial or online tutorial that I can use to learn this process?
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There is information on this forum, that's how I've learnt. Do a search for "Maya Live".

This is the Thread That got me going.

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Wow - thanks Paul - I just read through that entire thread and it seemed like really useful info. Can't wait to get home and give Live a try. Anyway you can get your footage back up online?
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