Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to import video into Maya so I can add 3D elements to the footage...
Im assuming it can be done.....Ive had ago by converting video footage to an image sequence, then adding the image sequence onto an Image Plane in Maya........Ive had mixed results....
Is this anywhere near the right thing to do....? Or can video (AVIs, MPEG) be imported straight in.......?
Any ideas would be grateful.....
Last edited by mystical potato; 01-18-2008 at 03:38 PM.
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Maya isn't made to be a compositing program, so footage you import as an image sequence is for reference only. Your best bet is to use something like After Effects or Shake to import both your footage and your rendered animations out of Maya to composite. Getting them to match up is something that you'd use the image sequences as reference in Maya to achieve.
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Cheers for the advice ! It kind of makes things a little clearer now ! Will give it ago !
One thing I've found to be handy is to import the image sequence of your footage into your perspective camera (or whatever camera you'll be rendering from), and move it around until your object looks matches up with your footage's perspective.
Keep lighting in mind, as well.