Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4: Professional Compositing by Marco Paolini

By Marco Paolini

Speak about making an influence: Apple's Shake compositing and visible results software program has been utilized in each Academy Award-winning movie for visible results on account that its debut. it truly is no ask yourself that expert Shake artists are in excessive call for, and there is nowhere larger to start getting that education than with this totally up to date (for Shake four) and finished Apple-approved consultant (which incorporates a loose 30-day trial model of this multi-thousand buck software program) utilizing step by step, hands-on guideline, Hollywood results wizard Marco Paolini takes you thru Shake's interface and lines, together with its colour correction instruments, monitoring and stabilization features, built-in procedural paint, strong new floating element expertise, complicated keyframing, blue and eco-friendly reveal suggestions, rotoscoping instruments, and extra. As with the opposite titles within the Apple professional education sequence each one bankruptcy during this consultant represents an entire lesson, with a venture to accomplish, a overview part, and bonus workouts to assist try what you may have realized. The accompanying DVD contains the lesson documents had to whole the book's initiatives. you could paintings throughout the ebook from disguise to hide to get a complete direction otherwise you can cross immediately to the teachings that curiosity you so much. both manner, you can find the insurance you want to confront even the main daunting compositing and results initiatives with Shake.

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Exit Shake by choosing Shake > Quit Shake. Click No when prompted whether to save the script. Lesson Review 1. What functions are contained in the Shake tool tabs? 2. How do you import images and sequences into Shake? 3. How do you compare two images or two different planes within an image in Shake? 4. How do you set your frame range and other settings for a flipbook? 5. What is the Viewer used for? 37 38 Answers 1. The tool tabs contain the various Shake processes that you can add to your process tree.

Experiment with some of the general window controls in the Viewer: • Iconify the Viewer. • Fit the Viewer to the image (or press Control-F). • Fit the Viewer to the desktop (or press Shift-F). 30 31 • Close the window. To reopen the Viewer for the sharks node, choose Viewer > New Viewer. 01, which may cause inaccuracies in the display of the image due to the inherent rounding of pixel rows. • Reset the Viewer zoom and pan to default (or press Home)This centers and sets the zoom to a 1:1 ratio. • Broadcast MonitorWhen selected, the broadcast monitor mirrors the selected node (the node displayed in the Viewer).

55 56 5. 20, and press Return. What the #$%? The whole image brightened up, not just the robot. That's because you have just broken a most important rule: Don't color-correct a premultiplied image. If you do, you may have problems with edges or with unwanted changes to global levels. Many people see this type of error and assume it is a mask problem, so they make the mask smaller in an attempt to get rid of the edge. Heathens! Happily, these problems are easily solved through the proper handling of premultiplied images.

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