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Blade Runner 2049. ©2017 Alcon Entertainment, LLC., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of Framestore.

What is compositing?

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources and unifying them into a new visual element. The purpose of compositing is to either enhance the overall look and feel of a visual element, or to create an illusion that visual elements from multiple sources are in the same scene.

What is compositing for video and visual effects

How is compositing software used?

Clearing London's busiest streets

VFX studio MPC London used Flame to digitally clear London’s busiest locations of people, cars, and distracting objects for an ad for Bose.

See what our customers are doing

The making of Arrival

The making of Arrival

Freelance production VFX supervisor Louis Morin discusses the making of the blockbuster film Arrival and its seamless photorealistic effects.

VFX of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Magical dinner parties

From enchanted clothes horses to flying strudel, Cinesite VFX studio served up a magical dinner party in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Flame for VFX compositing

Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

Media & Entertainment Collection

Build a powerful 3D pipeline for complex simulations, effects, and rendering to tackle even the most demanding jobs, now and tomorrow.

Shotgun for post-production teams

Review and tracking tools that connect entire studios, teams, and creative workflows.

Compositing resources

  • AREA is Autodesk’s official CG community. Find free tutorials, customer stories, forums, and share your work in the AREA gallery.

  • Tutorials of all levels to help you learn Flame.

  • Tutorials of all levels to help you learn Maya.

  • Tutorials of all levels to help you learn 3ds Max.

  • Ask and get answers to rendering questions, and share knowledge about using Arnold.

  • Learn the post production workflow using Flame, including importing, conforming, editing, visual effects, exporting and archiving.