Attached is a picture showcasing what I’ve done so far. I’ve been using the Master Keyer, but I’m having a lot of trouble getting rid of the powerlines since they’re the same color as the trees.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for how I should proceed. I tried to make a big mask to cleanup the matte more, but the edges (where the powerlines connect with the trees) are still problematic for me. I also tried painting each frame, but I wasn’t able to keep it consistent/I still lost details.
Lewis Saunders’ new Shader_Dilate might be a help getting rid of wires before the matte is pulled. Shader: Ls_Dilate, but i as andy_dill says, there is probably no one magic bullet. It will be a combination of things.
i’m assuming that’s a camera move but if it’s not or there is no parallax you could just paint up 1 nice looking frame (essentially a matte painting) add some film grain and track it in there. that way you are only keying the car and roadway which looks like way less work…
You’ve had some really good tips and suggestions already. The only thing I would add is some general advice.
“The bigger the lie, the more people will believe”
If you take out a large part and restore bits like the tree, car and barrier it might look like there has been less work than if you try and take out thin wires and metal poles. I have heard it called the predator effect. Where the camouflage looks good until it moves. Big soft patches are much less noticeable.
Here is what my sky replacement with the powerlines looks like (in video form), and another video of what I’ve tried so far. I’m still not sure how to use some nodes (such as Gmask Tracer, I had trouble finding an updated tutorial of it online), but everyone’s suggestions are helpful!
In my recent attempt to get rid of the powerlines I used an erode node along with matte edge, but it took out a bit more detail than I’d like.
I know the powerlines are undesirable, but they did balance the shot a bit more. Now there is this gigantic sky blob. Maybe add more trees or clouds? May not be your decision, but worth considering. That may also solve other problems like the chopped up sign and last tree boundary.