What program can I use to place a 3d character into a live action video?

I am making an independent film and will need to place/paste some 3d characters I have made with Autodesk Maya into the live action scenes. I have created the 3d characters with Maya & Motionbuilder and will be using Adobe for all the video editing. What programs can I use to place the 3d characters into live action film? Can After Effect do that? Also any websites or articles with info about this procedure. Thanks for help.

Asked By: RingMaster - 11/18/2009
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I have done this many times. I am a 3D animator, and the best program I would say to use is adobe after effects... More
Answered By: Mark - 11/18/2009
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You may be able to use Particleillusions by Wondertouch.
Answered By: Misty M - 11/18/2009
Absolutely. That's what it does. You're basically compositing . The 3D objects are on diff layers. You'd need to green screen them in Maya i.e., place a bright green plane behind the action or change the background color to a keyable color). In A.E. you can key them to get just the characters. You're not pasting... More
Answered By: Glenn - 11/18/2009
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