Hey Blender community,

First of all. You are clearly a lovely bunch. I just dove into making my Donut, as guided by Andrew’s great tutorial series, and was delighted at what I learned.

I decided I am going to see how I can apply Blender to a more “practical” purpose.

Not too long ago I made a short film which featured some VFX. I managed, with a lot of effort and help from others, to find a solution using Fusion.

I thought it would be a good exercise to see if I could create my VFX again, better, in Blender.

So here is the clean shot: https://vimeo.com/353116911/53a3d08758

Here is the result I got using Fusion in Da Vinci Resolve https://vimeo.com/401668707/cae7aee786

What I think this is missing is accurate use of 3D space, accurate reflections, and a good glossy texture on the picture frame.

Here is clean shot of the VFX composite provided to me very kindly by Matthew Gardocki for a generous “indie” rate: https://vimeo.com/401669254/8934be8de0

Here is the image that goes into the picture frame: https://i.imgur.com/hHxkoCy.jpg

I was doing my best to give this another go in Blender, inspired by David F. Sandberg’s almost identical effect in his short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oX4mhlsqak&t (gets into it at 1:27)

I failed miserably. I can’t get the camera tracking right. I can’t get the image on the plane right. I can’t get a glossy shader on my image plane. I can’t get it to blend with “screen”.

If anybody is willing and able to guide me through this, I would be very grateful. I’m hoping this will teach me a lot.


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