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Old 22-05-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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Just wondering if I use Maya, is After Effect the best for compositing?
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Old 22-05-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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Not nessicarily the "best", but like any 3D application, there are 2D compositing apps that do different things.

So, it really depends on what your shot needs.

I personally like After Effects, but I'm thinking of getting Combustion when I get the money.

The demo just blew me away

I own Commotion Pro v3, and it's outdated now due to a version upgrade, and an ownership change/buyout by Pinnacle Systems, but IT ROCKED for everything I needed at the time.

it's got a GREAT tracker, and roto-splines that are so good, that the now-defunct MILL FILM used it exclusivly to roto, and composite all the shots for THE GLADIATOR.

If you have compositing-specific questions, one of our newest members, Paul, has a compositing forum site called: VFXTALK.com.

Talk to Hugh, he is thier resident After Effects guru

Check SM's links page for thier link
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Digital Fusion is also pretty good, with support for Maya file formats:

http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/con...alfusion.shtml
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