This tutorial will show you simple technique of how to create the fully 3D water reflections. We will track the footage and export the AE camera into 3DS Max, we will create the scene, lights, materials - all from scratch. The final compositing will be done in After Effects again. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create your own 3D reflections whenever needed. And not only for water surfaces. Enjoy!
Software: 3DS Max, After Effects
Plugins: Camera tracker, Frischluft DOF
Run time: 51 min
You will learn two different techniques to achieve the same result which can be used in many various cases such as projected shadows, wall structures or any other planar improvement. You can use The Foundry´s Camera tracker or Mocha for AE. Enjoy!
Software: After Effects, Camera tracker or Mocha for AE
Run time: 26 min
My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.
My idea was to create a film, that fills up the metropolis New York with vegetation, that adapts to the straightness of the technology and the given situation. This happens through the assimilation of structures and forms. These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence. In other words, a symbiotically coexistence begins.