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Compositing Decay into Architectural Footage in After Effects
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Released Sep 9, 2013
Andy Lefton

Guest Tutor

Andy Lefton
In this tutorial we will learn to cause decay in a VFX shot using handheld footage. We will replace everything in the shot besides the structure itself by painting in damage and debris, motion tracking our elements, and using cloth dynamics to enhance our shot.

After going through this tutorial, you will be able to take many kinds of exterior shots and add realistic damage to them in post.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:07
Rotoscoping our footage
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Rotoscoping our footage

 
09:18
Beginning to motion track our footage
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Beginning to motion track our footage

 
10:00
Painting in our damage and debris
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Painting in our damage and debris

 
17:21
Painting in more damage and debris
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Painting in more damage and debris

 
12:11
Creating a curtain in CINEMA 4D
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Creating a curtain in CINEMA 4D

 
18:19
Rendering out our Alpha plate
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Rendering out our Alpha plate

 
08:53
Adding color correction, levels, and atmosphere
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Adding color correction, levels, and atmosphere

 
15:10
Color correction to change the mood
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Color correction to change the mood

 
08:06