Post-processing of 3D animation is the final stage of work on the video. Ordered models from the companies, in most cases, require post-production since the “raw” video may look unfinished, and therefore it will not form a positive impression on the viewer.
Post-production is not the work of one person but many specialists. It all depends on the expected scope of work and the specifics of the tasks assigned.
So for what is the post-production process used?
Post-processing is used for predominantly three goals:
- To fix tiny bugs in a large render;
- To produce a result that is either difficult or impossible to do in the 3D packaging;
- Due to renders taking a great time to render, it’s enough to have some of the effects as separate layers that you can instantly update yourself after the fact. It is better to bake them into the render where they are hard or impossible to edit.
What is post-production include?
Post-production for 3D animation mainly includes the following types of work:
The name comes from the word “composition.” It is the creation of composition – an assembly into a single picture of all three-dimensional objects and backgrounds created in previous work.
2. Working with sound
Most animated videos voice because a person perceives visuals and with his ears. Even if the animation is created only to acquaint us with some object or phenomenon, a completely silent video will be perceived as something unfinished.
3. Work with video
Editing video material allows you to achieve a perfect picture, improving the effect that the viewer will eventually see on the screen. You may need color correction or adjusting the depth of field – all this will happen at this stage. Color-correction can be technical if you need to stabilize the picture or achieve a particular effect by changing the color palette.