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SynthEyes Quick Tip: Manual Scene Orientation

Just a quick demonstration for a member over at c4dcafe. How to manually adjust your Coordinate Systems after you solved with the 3 point system.

Link to old SynthEyes axis tutorial.

Turbulence FD R&D

Just wanted to share some of my R&D testing of Turbulence FD. It’s a gaseous fluids plug-in for Cinema 4D. Similar to the 3DS Max plug-in, Fumefx. It’s a lot of fun and quite powerful. Site to buy Turbulence FD.

Few tests. First up is a matchmoving test where I added fire and smoke using Turbulence FD (TFD) and the second is a camera mapped photo using Projection Man inside of Cinema 4D then of course using TFD to create the explosion.

New VFX Cineversity Class

I have a new class over at Cineversity. I show you a few ways you can use matchmoving data from SynthEyes with Cinema 4D and Projection Man. Programs covered in the class: SynthEyes, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Nuke and Photoshop. link

Here’s one of the effects I teach. Also, I show another way to use the 3D tracking data with camera mapping to remove a car from live action footage.

C4D: Airplane Take Off

Just a quick little test of a Jet taking off. Started out as just an object matchmove exersie but then I decided to push it further by adding in a CG Jet, heat haze and a few other things. See the After/Before below.

Best to watch on vimeo for full effect. Click on the Vimeo icon.

Before video with Object Matchmove done in SynthEyes.

Winter’s Blob: Preview for up and coming tutorial.

Here’s a look at an up and coming tutorial that I’m working on. I shot the footage with my 550D, shot a HDR on set, shot a lens grid, match-moved the footage in SynthEyes, added some CG elements in C4D, rendered in Vray then comped it all together in After Effects.

Thus, it will be a pretty in-depth tutorial :).

Music: Daft Punk from The Tron Legacy soundtrack. Track 2: The Grid. I had to edit around Jeff Bridges voice.

Beta Testing The Foundry’s CameraTracker Plugin.

This was a quick example I made while I was beta testing The Foundry’s CameraTracker Plugin a few months ago.  I finally made it viewable on Vimeo.  It’s a fantastic plugin for people that want to enhance their compositing with 3D tracking directly inside of After Effects.  Thanks to CameraTracker, Colorista II and Action Essentials 2 this only took me a few hours to create.  The footage was shot on a RED camera.

Tutorial_01: PFmatchit and Cinema 4D

My first tutorial is online.  This covers some basics in PFmatchit and how to export your matchmove to Cinema 4D.  More to come!

PFmatchit and Cinema 4D Tutorial from Josh Johnson on Vimeo.

REEL

Here’s the link to my Vimeo page with a full breakdown on the Reel.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3243355/