I’ve heard of Cryptomattes a lot lately. My friend, Paul Rivera, first mentioned it to me for Clarisse and loving the ease of use. Then literally the next day in a tutorial I heard about them. And then a co-worker mentioned them about if we’d looked into them at my work.
So I decided to dig into it a little. Cryptomatte is a tool created by Psyop studio as a way to automatically generate ID mattes using information available at render time. It works with motion blur, transparency, and depth of field. It was presented at Siggraph 2015. This tool has already been picked up by multiple studios and various packages. The nice thing is Psyop has kept this an open source tool. Here is a good intro to them: PSYOP releases Cryptomatte
So far, Clarisse, V-ray, Katana, Maya, Houdini, Blender, Renderman, Redshift, Arnold, Nuke, Fusion, and After Effects can use it.
You can download it on GitHub
It’s super easy to install in Nuke. Takes only a few seconds to setup.
Here’s a Redshift tutorial that was useful: Tutorial #15
A cool update to Cryptomatte looks like their’s a new release of OpenEXR plugin for Photoshop: EXR-IO 2
I’ll be digging into it more over the coming months.
Comic-con turns 50. It was an amazing weekend filled with great talks, amazing artists, and tons of people dressed up as their favorite characters. Here’s some highlights of this years Con for us and some swag we got along the way.
Happy MLK Day everyone.
In the new year, I noticed my Laptop’s hard drive was getting pretty close to full. I looked into getting another hard drive to help the battle, then I worked on another project went to say my files and BAM…I couldn’t save the file I had maxed out my old drive space. So I’ve spent the last couple days organizing my files, moving things around, and such.
Crisis averted for now. I have to spend some time looking into a better scenario than just buying another external hard drive to back up data. I’ve got multiple multiple backup drives now. So I’ll start digging into this now, but if anyone has any good solutions they’ve done I’m all ears.
Well, another holiday extravaganza has come and went. 2018 is now a distant memory as we embrace 2019!!
So now I have to ask what are your New Year’s resolutions? What should we all begin the year focusing on?
What did we accomplish in 2018. For me, I am very happy and thankful for much of this past year. Remember to look back at your 2018 goals/resolutions and see how close you came to reaching them. Celebrate your successes and strategize where you fell short so that this year you may achieve. There are goals I missed and others I succeeded at. Make sure you are specific in your resolutions. The more detail makes them more concrete.
Enjoy this New Year!! This is the last year of the “teens”. Make the most out of it.
Just a simple post today.
World Creator exploration that I brought into Maya, and rendered with Arnold.
It looks like I had some issue with one of my maps when I compared it back to my World Creator file.
There are a bunch of cool software for terrain generation and they keep getting better. I’ll be focusing on software that is mostly using height maps and procedurals. Continue reading “Terrain Creation Software”
Well, how the time has flew. We are back in Oct…I mean Inktober. Continue reading “Inktober….it’s back!”
Disney Animation Studios is now accepting Set Extension trainee applications
The Apprentice Program is based in our Burbank, California and begins October 2018. The first three months of the Apprentice Program starts out as a Disney Animation Trainee. The deadline for applications is August 26, 2018 11:59 PM PST. Continue reading “Set Extension Trainee Applications”
I’ve been working on this Victorian Environment. Once I’ve gotten my layout of the city, I wanted to work on the park area. For this I’m using Mash again to scatter my trees. Continue reading “Victorian environment with MASH”
You may have noticed I haven’t posted in several weeks. Well, we are finally able to move into our little home that had a fire over a year ago. So, we’ve been packing, moving, cleaning, etc. Continue reading “Gap in posts”