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Virtual Sculpture
New York City, NY
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Using Maya 3D animation software composited with video, students create hybrid assemblages of real and simulated objects.  The workshop approach combines and manipulates appropriated 3D models, to be digitally placed into videos of handmade sculptures.  Technical focus is on green screen, camera tracking using PF Track software, 3D animation, and composting in After Effects for seamless integration.

Week 1:
Building our sets
Build table top sculptures with found objects and throw away materials: used cardboard, plastic, old paint etc.  The sculptures will be the subjects of the video shoot the following week.

Week 2:
Shooting with Green Screen
Make a 30 second video of your sculpture in front of the green screen.

Week 3:
Camera Tracking in PF Track
Track the camera movement of your video footage in PF Track software and export it to be used in Maya.

Week 4:
KeyLighting Techniques in After Effects
Remove the green screen from your footage using keylight techniques (and masking and rotoscoping) in After Effects.

Week 5:
Virtual Construction in Maya
Arrange and manipulate virtual models in Maya, building on the structure of your sculpture in your footage.  Match the lighting of your footage with virtual lights in Maya and cast shadows of your simulated objects onto the real objects in our footage.

Week 6:
Compositing in After Effects
Composit original footage and Maya renders in After Effects to be rendered out into animated movie files.  Finalize your project.
Tuesday Jun 25, 2013 6:00 PM - Tuesday Jul 30, 2013 6:00 PM | $100.00 - $400.00



Eyebeam (View)
540 West 21st Street
New York City, NY 10011
United States

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Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Technology

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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