I just released another addon onto the Blender Market - the Color Matching Analyzer (now the Shot Matcher - see below)!
The biggest struggle I had in my early Blender days was merging my render on top of a background image. For some reason, the render and the background didn’t match, even when I used the same lighting setup. I couldn’t put my finger on why. So I studied Blender for visual effects and compositing (see here), I realized the game-changer in integration: color range. Every image has its own color range. One image’s black and white values won’t be the same as another’s. And my render and background had different color ranges, hence the feeling that it still looked fake.
So I knew the problem, but I lacked the solution. Clamping both the render and background image values just led to more color data lost, and guess-timating the values lacked any sense of certainty. So I created my own solution to speed up the compositing workflow, and the Color Matching Analyzer was born.
Here’s my trailer for it :
Check it out on the Blender Market. I hope it helps you like it helped me.