Solving Common Issues with Matchmoving in PFTrack and Maya
by Michael Raphaelovich
Throughout this PFTrack and Maya tutorial, we'll learn how to tackle common problems and issues that might occur while matchmoving your shots. Software required: PFTrack 2014, boujou 5, Maya 2014, After Effects.
What you'll learn
Throughout this PFTrack and Maya tutorial, we'll learn how to tackle common problems and issues that might occur while matchmoving your shots. We'll learn the differences between a zoom and dolly shot, how to track and solve a zoom shot in PFTrack and how to troubleshoot it in Maya. We'll also learn how to solve blurry and distorted footage, as well as how to troubleshoot issues that pop up along the way. By the end of this PFTrack and Maya training, you'll understand how to easily solve common issues that arise in matchmoving. Software required: PFTrack 2014, boujou 5, Maya 2014, After Effects.
About the author
Michael Raphaelovich is a Matchmove artist, Visual Effects compositor and a film editor. Right after his graduation with a masters degree at the end of 2007, he found work as a compositor in Burbank, California. Among the Commercials he worked on, he also was a junior compositor on the 2008 Movie “Red Sands” and on the TV show “The Middleman”. After getting back to the San Francisco Bay Area, he continued to work as a film editor, VFX matchmover, and a compositor on various projects and independ... moreent films. Between projects, Michael teaches Visual Effects Classes at two different Universities in the bay area. Among the courses that he teaches are Visual Effects Matchmoving, 3D dynamics, Film and TV editing, Intermediate Compositing, and more. During the summer of 2012, Michael acted as the technical editor on Tim Dobbert's 2nd edition “Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking”.