Part 2: Advanced Object Removal from 360 Footage | After Effects | Skybox Studio V2

Part 2: Advanced Object Removal from 360 Footage | After Effects | Skybox Studio V2

Charles Yeager (yeagerfilm.com) leads us through this advanced object removal tutorial. We learn how to mask out a person as they’re walking through a 360 shot, and create a clean plate. This is all done in After Effects, using SkyBox Studio V2, with SkyBox Composer. You can download a free demo and try it out.

SkyBox Composer lets you work with stitched 360 footage in After Effects in the same way as with 2D footage, in a View-based Edit comp.

Advanced Object Removal from 360 Footage | After Effects | Skybox Studio V2

Identify subject to remove.

Add 2D Edit and adjust comp size.

Add 2D Edit and adjust comp size.

Duplicate Footage for Matte layer.

Offset Matte layer.

Begin Masking on Matte layer.

Animate Mask Path.

Turn Matte layer on and adjust Mask feather.

Begin 2nd 2D Edit.

Start at Marker from 1st Edit.

Duplicate Offset Matte and Mask as before.

Watch out for other moving objects like cars.

Turn off Base Footage on 2nd 2D Edit.

Ready to Render.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at yeagerfilm.com.

Charles is the author of numerous tutorials on 360/VR video production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial section on the Mettle website.

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