Importance Of MatchMoving
Imagine the film industry not ever producing any fantasy film, or at least the kind we come to think of it.
That would be the case if matchmoving were never to exist!
Spiderman, Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, and their legendary like would not be possible without the art of matchmoving.
To our loss, a whole kind of visual experience would be missing, and with it, a different way of perceiving coming of age and other stories involving fantastic elements. Fortunately, film production and the visual effects industry have come a long way since the times of Georges Melies.
With the advent of technology, certain blockbusters have redefined the cinematic visual experience, thanks significantly to the power of visual effects-match moving to be precise.
It is crucial, though, not to limit one’s understanding of matchmoving to one genre, aka fantasy. In essence, Matchmoving is about tracking a scene to place computer-generated (CG) elements into it.
What is MatchMoving?
Match Moving is an essential procedure in the VFX pipeline. It is a technique which allows the intersection of computer graphics into the live-action footage within the accurate scale, position, motion, orientation related to the photographic object in the relevant shots. Sometimes it is referred to as Camera/ Motion tracking which is considered to be one of the most important steps in today’s CGI and VFX industry.
It involves solving the movement of the camera in a shot to recreate an identical virtual camera, which automatically sets matchmoving as the by-product of this elementary procedure, aka camera/motion tracking.
Why MatchMoving is an important part of the VFX Pipeline
In the Visual Effects pipeline, Matchmoving or Camera tracking is a crucial task. The accuracy that you apply as a matchmove artist will give a downward effect on almost all the other parts in the pipeline. The tasks involved in the process need a lot of your time to complete successfully.
The initial VFX production process includes Matchmoving, Rotoscoping and Prep. The Visual Effect Pipeline exists in stages and groups. It is essential for the artist to pay attention to details at this stage. It will be tasking and expensive to correct any errors creeping up during the later stages of production. The animation effects simulation stages in the VFX pipeline might take more time to complete.
How to ensure you have a good MatchMove solve?
A good matchmove should be invisible to the eye in the final shot. No one should be able to identify that such a visual effect was performed.
One way to do this is to make sure your tracking process is impeccable. In the old days, Matchmoving was done entirely by hand as opposed to intelligent software’s that nowadays matchmove artists use.
So, it has become faster to apply flawless accuracy during the matchmoving procedure
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