Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects


book cover
Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects
By Marco Paolini
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: October 25, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-25609-3
Pages: 480
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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Talk about making an impact: Apple's Shake compositing and visual effects software has been used in every Academy Award-winning film for visual effects since its debut. It's no wonder that trained Shake artists are in high demand, and there's nowhere better to begin getting that training than with this fully updated (for Shake 4) and comprehensive Apple-approved guide (which includes a free 30-day trial version of this multi-thousand dollar software) Using step-by-step, hands-on instruction, Hollywood effects wizard Marco Paolini takes you through Shake's interface and features, including its color correction tools, tracking and stabilization capabilities, integrated procedural paint, powerful new floating point technology, advanced keyframing, blue and green screen techniques, rotoscoping tools, and more. As with the other titles in the Apple Pro Training series each chapter in this guide represents a complete lesson, with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to help test what you've learned. The accompanying DVD includes the lesson files needed to complete the book's projects. You can work through the book from cover to cover to get an entire course or you can go straight to the lessons that interest you most. Either way, you'll find the coverage you need to confront even the most daunting compositing and effects tasks with Shake.



book cover
Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects
By Marco Paolini
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: October 25, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-25609-3
Pages: 480
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Getting Started
      About Apple Pro Training Series
      System Requirements
      Installing Shake
      Copying the Shake Lesson Files
      Resources
      Apple Pro Certification
   Lesson 1.  The Shake Workflow
      Interface Workflow
      The Shake Interface
      Importing Images and Sequences
      Using the Viewer
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 2.  Basic Compositing
      Understanding Process Trees
      Creating a Simple Tree
      Creating a Drop Shadow
      Rendering Your Tree
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 3.  Intermediate Compositing
      From Robot to Robzilla
      Creating a Drop Shadow from Scratch
      Animating over Time
      Applying the Finishing Touches
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 4.  RotoShape
      Add Shapes vs. Edit Shapes
      Creating and Modifying Shapes
      Knot Modes
      Right Mouse Controls
      Roto Tips
      Creating a Rotoshape
      Integrating Rotoshapes into the Composite
      Miscellaneous RotoShape Viewer Controls
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 5.  Color Correction
      Basic Color-Correction Tools
      Using PlotScanline to Understand Color Corrections
      Concatenation
      Color Matching Using Channel Isolation
      Color Matching Using ColorMatch
      The ColorCorrect Node
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 6.  QuickPaint
      Setting Resolution
      Edit vs. Paint Mode
      Using the Brushes
      Choosing a Color
      Modifying Strokes
      Understanding Stroke Modes
      Converting Strokes
      Creating a Write-On Effect
      Painting in Perspective
      Dustbusting and Rotoscoping
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 7.  Tracking
      One-Point Tracking with MatchMove
      One-Point Tracking with Stabilization
      Applying Four-Point Tracking
      Making Tracker Adjustments
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 8.  Film Compositing
      Film Resolution Files
      Proxies
      The Bullet Composite
      Rendering Full Resolution
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 9.  Video/Audio
      Video Fields
      Remastering Media in the FileIn Node
      Miscellaneous Video Functions
      Audio
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 10.  Keying
      Understanding Primatte
      Adding a Reflection
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 11.  MultiPlane Compositing
      FileIn the Source Material
      Preparing the Elements
      Taking a Tour of MultiPlane
      Hooking Up the MultiPlane Node
      Creating the MultiPlane Composite
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 12.  Advanced Compositing
      FileIn the Source Material
      Creating a Macro
      Create a Flickering Neon Light
      MultiPlane and 3D Tracking Data
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 13.  Warping
      FileIn the Source Material
      The Old Stabilize/Destabilize Trick
      Key the Scarf
      Compositing Outside Keylight
      Warping the Scarf
      Color-Correcting the Scarf
      Destabilizing the Composite
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 14.  The Command Line
      Shake in the Command Line
      Command-Line Compositing, in Depth
      Lesson Review
   Final Cut Studio Workflows
   Inside Back Cover
      The Apple Pro Training Series
   Glossary
      A
      B
      C
      D
      F
      G
      I
      K
      M
      N
      O
      P
      R
      S
      T
      V
      W
   Index