Photorealistic Grasshopper 3D Animation and Compositing

Photoreal Grasshopper/Locust Created with Blender3D! 23 Apr 2014

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I modeled, textured and rigged a locust/grasshopper in blender. Here’s my first attempt at animating it:

Next, I tracked a simple video I took on my phone, and then composited the locust into the scene.

Here’s another more complicated video where I had to match some dynamic motion and do some more complicated masking.

I am pretty happy with the results, but there’s definitely room for improvement. For example, you can see the cracks in the glass before the grasshopper hops through it.

Source Files:

Let me know if you do anything interesting with these files :).