I created a fake, pre-destroyed desk that my actor pretends to sleep on and then breaks in half. I did my best with the hard-to-find materials I could get, but it still doesn't resemble the rest of the desks due to the color and my poor skill at contructing it.
I have attached a picture.
I am rather new to AE and I need to find some tutorial or walkthrough on how to solve this problem. I tried creating a transparent image that rests on top of the desk and covers the broken middle part and the other flaws you can see, and also tracks on the desk (because I wasn't using a tripod when I shot). But I want to find a better way that might look a bit better.
I want to know your ideas. My thought is to create a color change to mask the rest of the desk (but I need to learn how to do that with a mask) and apply some kind of smoothing to the desk too. Can anyone tell me how I can do this or link me to some tutorial?