This book provides step-by-step instructions on performing specific tasks using boujou. This book describes the features and functionality available in boujou . When it worked, it worked well, and when it didn’t, it was often easier to move to a manual solution. As the versions have progressed, boujou. Throughout this boujou tutorial, we’ll take our first steps into the program. Software required: Boujou 5, Maya , NUKE 7.

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Shorter, more sporadic tracks boujku result in lots of keyframes. The Graph Editor enables the user to manually tweak the camera data and, if necessary, resolve. Submit a new link. The Pattern Matching Tracker in boujou has been completely rewritten so it provides a faster workflow.

Auto- Dense point cloud to get a better track, using the user track to kill non-consistent tracks.

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Structure Generation For each track a 3D point will be computed using the solved camera. If manul play through the shot now you should see the object moving as though it is locked to the phone. User- Couple solid points on the walls and in the room behind him, ignoring the reflections, to get a scene track as well as lend data to the auto track afterwards.

Before boujou, matchmoving was an expensive and highly skilled process, adding significantly to post-production costs. A large circle with a horizontal line through it will mahual when you are in Fly Align janual to indicate that you are moving the camera rather than moving an object.

You can add and manuwl from the selection set by using the Ctrl key in the usual way. When generating 3D models it may be useful to generate more 3D points than are produced by a default camera solve. An artist would bring in the background plate to be tracked, enter the lens data and hit feature track, and boujou would try to come up with a solution.

When you are in this mode you can bojjou on a vertex and drag the cursor to the point that you want it aligned to.

Another useful feature in boujou 5 is Reference Frames, which enables users to import still images taken with any camera and use them to assist in a solve.


Emmy Award-Winning Matchmoving software that enables you to add computer generated effects seamlessly into your film or video footage. Now it still has that basic functionality, but it’s been expanded with a lot more depth. This will take the existing camera path, generate some 3D structure, and optimize the result.

Matchmoving Enters its Maturity David Sudd takes us through Vicon’s latest version of boujou to see how it tracks. Previous versions of boujou took the entire shot into account before delivering a solve. The connections that you make in one frame can be used to automatically generate views in other frames. The camera will be positioned so that the model is in the centre of its field of view, pointing down one of the axes. For example, cameras can now be generated in a large variety of ways including?

With each version of boujou I’m finding fewer reasons to have to go to external tools, and boujou 5 is no exception. You should be able to see the object tracking all the way to the end of the shot. It may not be clear which of the model-based tracking methods to use. Each iteration of boujou has represented a major leap forward, and boujou 5 is no exception. Copy View — copies a view from a specified frame to the current frame. These breaks are called solve keyframes and their distribution is called the key schedule.

There were times using version four when I would hit a brick wall and have to move to other solutions, but with boujou 5 I just push right through.

Hey there, So I spent most of my night last night trying to get this simple shot to track to no avail. New Target Tracker The Pattern Matching Tracker in boujou has been completely rewritten so it provides a faster workflow.

Note that the model is no longer aligned to the solution and can now be used as a test object. The 3D points used can either be from manual tracks locators and target tracks or from those automatic tracks that have had 3D points generated.


You can see where these keys have been put by looking at the Graph view or the Summary window. You have the option of deleting all existing solves when you run complete camera solving, or you can keep them in your project for reference or backup. But the Reference Frames feature changes that, creating a simple way to import data for an accurate solve.


You can go in and out of Fly Align mode or Vertex Drag mode by clicking on the buttons in the toolbar. It can only be used when you are in the 3D viewing mode.

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With version 5, boujou has added more manual functionality and the controls to refine them, making it a more complete package.

Go back to the frame where you first aligned the model — the easiest way to do this is to go to the last frame and then click on the Next Solved Frame button on the right of the play controls tool group. The key schedule that boujou usually calculates before camera solving will create a set of camera keyframes that is linked by a minimum number of feature tracks.

The camera path produced from face-based tracking may not be perfect, but it can be used as a starting point. If your model vertices do not correspond to vertices in the image then you can use facebased tracking.

Camera solving can be broken down into three main stages: As the versions have progressed, boujou has added more and more functionality, giving users the means for increased refinements. At this stage you can start using it as a test object. If you look at the Graph View you will see which frames were used as key frames the frame numbers are also given in the Summary window Start adding locators to the features in the image that correspond to vertices on the model.

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Submit a new text post. Despite its groundbreaking status, boujou was still very much a hit-or-miss proposition when it first came out. Version two gave boujou increased functionality, opening it up to use on a wider range of shots.