This week on #mochat we talked about all things compositing… from keying green screen to sweetening those 3D renders.

Some of the tools & tips for helping with keying included

  • Primatte Keyer, or the entire Keying Suite
  • Refine Matte tools in After Effects
  • Use something like Neat Video to denoise footage
  • Don’t use the suppression or other post-keying features of Keylight—use other tools
  • Rotobrush can sometimes be a lifesaver

For 3D the main advice is to keep as much data about the 3D scene as possible throughout the process. EXR files can be great for storing that kind of data, but can be a little slow in AE. Node-based compositors like Nuke and Fusion offer a different (better?) way to setup a composite.

Red on for the full transcript and even more tips and tricks!