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Correcting Barrel Distortion And Compositing 3D Elements Using PFTrack, Maya And After Effects


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In this fantastic new tutorial from James Whiffin you'll learn all about "Barrel Distortion", what it is, what causes it and how to correct it. James will show you an example of barrel distortion and discuss why it occurs and the problems it can cause when match moving or compositing 3D elements into your shots. You'll then learn how to remove the distortion using After Effects, motion track the corrected footage using PFTrack and how to add 3D elements created in Maya. Lastly you'll learn how to combine everything together in After Effects and re-introduce the distortion effect to blend everything together seamlessly.

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