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.
first I want to thank you for this awesome tutorial, I am learning a lot .
plz neeeeeeeeeeed more pfmatchit tutorials!!!!!!
Thanks ico and you are welcome! I’ll see what I can do ;).
great post, thanks for sharing
Thank you Daniel.
Josh. Nice work Im taking the PF matchit class at FXPHD. its my first time using matchmoving software and I was curious how to get my tracks into C4D this is extremely helpful. keep up the good work.. thanks.
I did have a question… what is CD coordinates, is that built into C4D or is that a plugin? and my stupid questions for the day is are why / how did you know you needed to change the Y to 3.148?
thanks again. looking forward to seeing more
Hello Ronn, thanks a lot for the comment. I’m glad you found it useful. I plan to have a lot more tutorials :). Yes, CD coordinates is a plugin found in this package http://www.cactus3d.com/CDTransfer.html.
I measured the camera height on set. The measurement was about 3.08 feet. So a scale of 3.148 feet at the beginning of the move was a suitable scale. You can figure out scaling a few other ways too like inputting a distance between measured trackers on set. I have to have some more info on this process soon. Along with a workflow for SynthEyes 2011.
Like I said PFMatchit is my first real MM software and Ive heard great things about Synth Eyes.. Seems like Synth Eyes is more around my budget. Would you recommend going the Snytheyes way? or just sticking it out with PFMatchit?
Hi Ronn, sorry for the late reply. I’ve been really busy at work and been traveling for holidays. Personally I think having both is a really great option at this point but I can understand not wanting to spend that much money. It’s hard for me to pick one over the other. Currently, I have a lot more experience with using SynthEyes and thus it’s my favorite tracker but the more I use PFMatchit the more I like it. I think it’s particularly shines with manual control and for that reason I think it’s invaluable. Sorry I don’t have a more clear answer. My best advice is to download the SynthEyes 2011 demo and give a test drive.
Finally a matchmover / compositor blog with good tutorials!!! 🙂
I’m glad I found you!
Keep up the good work!
Thanks man :).
Wow, pretty cool tutorial. I’ve never even heard of PFmatchit, but I use C4D and AE all the time. I’ll have to look into it!
Thanks for the comment. PFmatchit came out about a month ago so it’s pretty new. I use SynthEyes a lot as well. Soon I will have a SynthEyes version of this tutorial.
Great tut, explaining the workings of matchmoving and compositing is something I missed on the net 🙂
Thanks Matt. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for more this coming week!
Samwelker should be banned from all 3d/design forums lol
nice tut though and looking forward to more
Thanks for kind words Canadianboy.
Well done! I would like to see more in the future! What do you specialize in?
Thanks for the comment. More tutorials are coming for sure. Well often I work as a VFX and Motion GFX generalist. I would say my specialty is matchmoving and compositing.
Helpful, top quality video! Make some more 🙂
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