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The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann

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Chapter Seven. Time and Temporal Manipulations

Although everything that we have discussed up to this point is related to the topic of digital compositing, most of it would also fit just as well into a book about using computer-based paint or image-editing programs. We have talked about a variety of tools for combining and manipulating images, but primarily have looked at these tools only as they are applied to a single, static image. The focus of this chapter is to move beyond the single-frame mentality into a discussion about how the concepts that we’ve been discussing apply to a sequence of images.

Certainly a good deal of what we have already discussed is easily understood in terms of a moving sequence. Just about any compositing package (and ...

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