Setting the Color Conformance Controls in Ultimatte

Compositing technologies are responsible for spectacular special effects in movies, and one icon and pioneer in this type of digital artistry is Ultimatte Advantedge. The software’s plug-in system has streamlined the compositing technique by providing a more simplified graphic user interface, but with the same abundance of features and tools for creating the same brand of special effects. Good composites are defined as having flawless matches of black and white, and other colors and gammas between their foreground and background.

The Color Conformance feature with Ultimatte intelligence makes the matching process easier by automatically matching the foreground and background elements. The tool also allows the selection of the black and white colors and the gammas. Setting the Color Conformance controls in Ultimatte can be done by following these steps:

Step 1: Use the Match Color Dropper

Click on the Color Conformance feature from the Automation pop-up menu. The Match Color dropper is a tool used to pick similar colors that you want to match to your foreground and background. Select this feature and scrub on similar colors, and then choose at least one point between the foreground and background.

Step 2: Render the Effect

After you are done selecting your data points, you must notify the program when the selection process is completed to render the effect. Click on the Composite thumbnail or press R on your keyboard to allow the feature to take effect. You may also double click on the final data point to render the effect.

Step 3: Choose Similar Colors

It is important to remember that you have to choose colors that fall in the same hues and levels to achieve accurate and precise results. For instance, if you are to change a set of dark and light colors, first select and render the dark colors and then choose the lighter colors and render again.

Step 4: Select a Color from the Palette

If the background color that you want is not visible in the image, you may choose the desired color from the Ultimatte color palette. The color you select for your foreground will be presented down the middle of the color tool. The other colors will display the possible ranges which the foreground color can be altered to. You can also pick the color you want to use directly from the background image by switching to the background view.

It is generally not a good idea to pick colors from the original foreground picture, as spills may occur. The foreground image’s color will have changed to conform to the chosen background colors.

Step 5: Alter Foreground Shadows

To change the colors of the shadows of the foreground objects, select the Match Shadows dropper. Choose a color from anywhere in the image to change the color of the shadows.

With the Color Conformance tool, you can easily render desired effects on the background and foreground elements. The Color Conformance tool in Ultimatte Advantedge gives the user the ultimate advantage over any other compositing application.