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Mastering Blender, 2nd Edition by Tony Mullen

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Chapter 10

Advanced 3D/Video Compositing

Some of the most exciting recent advances in Blender have centered on the brand-new Clip Editor, the development of which has been a central goal during the production of the latest Blender Foundation Open Movie, Tears of Steel (formerly known as Project Mango). The Clip Editor includes advanced camera and object-tracking functionality, as well as dedicated masking tools that greatly improve on the methods described in Chapter 9, “Compositing with Nodes.” Taken together, these capabilities have catapulted Blender into being a viable stand-alone VFX tool. For anyone interested in incorporating CG content into live-action video, these tools are vital.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Track camera movement ...

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