Elements of Digital Effects

Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)


The purpose of this chapter is to examine the role of digital effects in the film-making process, to show how elements feed into the digital effects pipeline and to show the processes that take place within that pipeline.


Computer Animation Difference Matte Background Element Alpha Channel Digital Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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