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Blender Compositing and Post Processing [Paperback]

Mythravarun Vepakomma
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Book Description

21 Jan 2014 1782161120 978-1782161127

Learn the techniques required to create believable and stunning visuals with Blender Compositor

Overview

  • Explore Blender compositor to create spectacular visuals
  • Make the most out of Blender's node-based compositing architecture
  • Step-by-step guide full of practical examples

In Detail

Blender Compositing allows you to assemble and enhance an image (or movie). Using Composition nodes, you can glue two pieces of footage together and colorize the whole sequence all at once. You can enhance the colors of a single image or an entire movie clip in a static manner or in a dynamic way that changes over time (as the clip progresses).

Blender Compositing and Post Processing enables you to attain a firm grounding in order to arrive at a desired look of the film, with more ease and efficiency. You will also learn how to create and manage compositing flows that are effective and productive in meeting project deadlines.

Blender Compositing and Post Processing will take you through different compositing terminologies, concepts, and their implementations in Blender Compositions. You will indulge in procedural and practical illustrations on color space, image grading, relighting, and focusing.

This book is a one stop solution for you to attain state of the art compositing skills for creating mind blowing visuals and productive composites, using Blender compositor. By the end of the book you should have the confidence to tackle a complex shot from planning to polish.

What you will learn from this book

  • Explore color spaces and grading techniques
  • Discover what goes in and out of Blender compositor
  • Understand generic render passes and layers
  • Work on advanced compositing techniques like relighting, texture mapping, and focusing
  • Get to grips with keying, masking, and filtering techniques
  • Grade using the Bezier curve
  • Make the image more realistic using camera effects
  • Import footage into the node editor

Approach

This book is a step-by-step compositing guide, with lots of illustrations and practical approaches and implementations to attain a desired visual quality to a deadline. Each chapter progressively adds to your skillset, covering a wide range of CG film making compositing concepts.

Who this book is written for

This book is for digital CG artists looking to add photo realism and life to their footage. This book also assists technical CG artists in strategizing and implementing productive lighting. If you are new to Blender or compositing, this book will guide you step by step in gaining compositing skills.

Mythravarun Vepakomma

Mythravarun Vepakomma was born in Hyderabad, India, in 1983 and is currently working as a CG Supervisor at Xentrix Studios Pvt Ltd, India. Though he graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2004, he has always had a great passion for comics and cartoons. During his studies, his passion got him attracted to web designing and 3D animation.



Product details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: PACKT PUBLISHING (21 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782161120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782161127
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 19.1 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,236,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mythravarun always believed in transforming his passion into a career. He decided to go for it and started learning 3D graphics and web designing on his own. He also started working as a part-time illustrator and graphic designer. After consistent efforts, he finally moved into the field of 3D animation in 2005 to chase his dream of making it his career.

He has a decade of experience in several TV series, theme park ride films, and features. He now deals with creating and setting up CG lighting and compositing pipelines, providing a creative direction for CG Projects, research and development on several render engines to create a stable future for the studio, and many more things.

Midway through his career, Mythravarun encountered Blender and was fascinated by its features and the fact that it was an open source software. This made him dig deeper into Blender to get a better understanding. Now he prefers to use Blender for many of his illustrations.

As a hobby and secondary interest, he composes music and writes blogs on social awareness. His online presence can be found at the following links:

  • www.mythravarun.com
  • www.senseandessence.com
  • www.charliesmile.com
  • www.youtube.com/thevroad
  • www.youtube.com/joyasysnthesis
  • http://joyasynthesis.blogspot.in

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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings 8 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback
pros
- complete and concise reference of all compositor nodes
- very clear illustrations explaining each node

cons
- very few pages (about 100, not counting fringe content like index and front matter)
- very few task oriented examples, just a short example of each node

I have mixed feelings about this book. Clearly the author knows his stuff and he sure knows how to make clear illustrations that explain each individual building block very well. However the book hardly offers any step by step walkthroughs for more complex, real world tasks. And solving complex tasks by stringing together node networks that each solve a particular task is what Blender's compositor excels at.

So the book is a fine reference but would have offered much more value for money if it had shown for example how to composite an actor in front of a green screen onto background footage from start to finish, including solutions for problems like uneven lighting of the green screen, masking hair, matching color, coping with reflected light, etc. and not just the simple demonstration of tbe alpha over node's options.

Conclusion: not a bad reference, produced quite well but it could have been a lot better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great explanations of compositing techniques 25 Feb 2014
By Sean Kennedy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Mythravarun has written a great reference book for anyone doing compositing work in Blender. In it, rather than blandly explain every single node Blender has, he covers the most used ones, the ones you are going to be using if you will be doing real production work in Blender. There are no real compositing exercises here, no projects to work through, only detailed explanations of how compositing functions work and which nodes perform the tasks.

Early in the book there's a short and simple explanation of color space and how it works. This is a very confusing and complex topic for compositing artists, and Mythravarun is very good at explaining it in a very clear way.

When discussing blending modes (the different ways you can merge two images together), he goes so far as to list the formulas each mode uses. This is wonderful reference to have if you've ever wondered what was going on under the hood when you combine images.

There is an especially good explanation of alpha channels and how to use them effectively for layering, essential things every compositor needs to understand completely. There is also a nice round up of how each keying node works. However, the relatively new "Keying" node is oddly absent.

The book has great pictures throughout, some of the most informative of any computer book I have seen. They also provide a great reference for the different types of filters, blurs, and other effects where the author has shown an example of every option.

As I said earlier, there are no actual projects to work through in this book, which makes it more of a compositing reference book in my opinion. But it is indispensable as such. Mythravarun does a great job explaining many of the more cyptic node functions and buttons. While it lacks general compositing techniques like lightwrap and color matching, it does a spectacular job of really explaining the tools available to you in Blender, which lets you use them to their maximum potential. This book will always be within reach of my computer while I'm working.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings 8 Mar 2014
By M. J. Anders - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
pros
- complete and concise reference of all compositor nodes
- very clear illustrations explaining each node

cons
- very few pages (about 100, not counting fringe content like index and front matter)
- very few task oriented examples, just a short example of each node

I have mixed feelings about this book. Clearly the author knows his stuff and he sure knows how to make clear illustrations that explain each individual building block very well. However the book hardly offers any step by step walkthroughs for more complex, real world tasks. And solving complex tasks by stringing together node networks that each solve a particular task is what Blender's compositor excels at.

So the book is a fine reference but would have offered much more value for money if it had shown for example how to composite an actor in front of a green screen onto background footage from start to finish, including solutions for problems like uneven lighting of the green screen, masking hair, matching color, coping with reflected light, etc. and not just the simple demonstration of tbe alpha over node's options.

Conclusion: not a bad reference, produced quite well but it could have been a lot better.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to understand the technical and practical part of Blender's compositor 6 Mar 2014
By Lucas Falcao - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Blender Compositing and Post Processing it's a great e-book for begginner and intermediate Blender users who wants to have a better understanding of how Blender Compositor works. The book covers all the details of the technical part that an post processing artist needs to know, like image formats, color modes, color spaces, passing through all render passes and their functions, color management, etc. After explain all the structure to a better comprehension of the compositor and how it works, the book begin to covering a more pratical part, explaining image manipulation and grading techniques. It's a very didactic book, easy to read and to understand.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for all experience levels! 14 Feb 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an excellent reasource for Blender users at any level. It is clear and concise for beginners, explains advanced techniques for intermediate users, and is a great reference for experienced users. The first few chapters are particularly valuable due to the fact that they explain much about the fundamentals of digital graphics, including things like blending modes, and color grading. It's great to be able to have a book that can give a quick reference on those fundamentals, and at the same time, stretch your brain with more complex tasks like masking, and post-render texture mapping. I will continue to use it as a resource for increasing my efficiency, and broading my knowledge of Blender, compositing, and digital graphics.
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