I am working on compositing a 3d sword into a live action sequence. But I am having real trouble with a few things. First is the lighting/reflectivity of the blade of the sword. So that the lade reflects light from the sun and partially reflects the surroundings. I can never get it to look right.
Second is the tracking of the blade; I am currently using the hilt and the handle of the sword as a reference. After actually rendering out the AVI from blender I plan on rotoscoping the video to make a better match between the CG blade and the live action sword hilt.
I have uploaded the entire project and it is rather large about 50MB.
download it here: www.tyndanproductions.com/offtopic/CGSword.zip
If there is anyone out there who could help me get the lighting etc correct and tell me how to set everyhting up, or even give me the modified .blend file I would be greatly appreciative. What I really need is a way to load up any video. Set up the the lighting and track the sword and have it render out fairly nice, as close to realistic as possible. Please help me I am no good with 3D work.
This is for an extremely low budget (but hopefully very high quality) independent film I am working on, which is currently in preproductions. So I would give Visual Effects credit to the person who can make it look right, and anyone who can make it look awsome I would probably ask to do more 3D visual effect for me if they wanted.