Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video 021 Learning the basics of 2D tracking, part of Design in Motion.
Hi! Rob Garrott here and welcome to Design in Motion, the weekly series where we…explore important fundamentals in the world of motion graphics.…Now tracking involves the process of identifying a particular feature in video…clip and locking onto it.…And once you've got that lock, you can do all kinds of amazing things with that information.…Let's take a look.…So the shot that we have here is of a cyclist riding along the beach and it was…shot from a moving vehicle with a handheld camera.…And let's take a RAM preview of this to see what the motion looks like.…I am going to hit zero on the numeric keypad, just going to preview the frames.…
So as you can see the footage is very jerky.…What I want to be able to do though is to put a piece of type in this footage…and have it stick to the motion.…In order to do that I need to track a feature in this and use that as the motion…source for my Type layer.…The feature that I am going to track is this logo right here on the cyclist's wrist.…When you're looking for a tracking feature, what you want to look for is an…
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- Working with Xrefs to simplify the workflow
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