Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adapt to a changing target, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- In this lesson I'm going to show you…a somewhat hidden option, that if you don't know about it,…may completely change the way you work with the tracker.…When you abandon the default setting, the one that compares…each successive frame to whichever one was used, to start…the track and allow After Effects to instead compare…each frame only to the previous one that attract,…you get a completely different result.…Now, as you can imagine, that result isn't necessarily…as purely accurate as the other method,…but here's a case where we have a track…that has basically broken, and we're going to ask it…to instead kind of bend and keep going.…
Let's see how that goes.…So I'll go back to the starting frame of this third track,…which as you know went in reverse, and I'll just go…into Options here and check…Adapt Feature On Every Frame.…Now one important note about this, you have…to check this on every time you want it.…It doesn't stick so if I track this one,…and then thought it was good, went on to one…of the other tracks, I open this up,…
Here, Mark Christiansen shows how to use the five different After Effects trackers, customizing them to work best in the situations that motion graphics artists encounter most often. He covers the fundamentals, as well as opportunities to think outside the box, especially when an automated approach won't work.
- Why point track?
- Recognizing trackable points
- Offsetting a tracker
- Applying the track to a matte
- Using nulls and third-party scripts to create track mattes
- Tracking and stabilizing objects and planes
- Automated tracking
- Applying 3D tracks
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Why Point Track?
2. Complex Motion Tracking
3. Adding Tracking Tools
4. Tracking and Stabilizing Objects and Planes
5. Working with Automated Tracking for VFX
Apply a 3D track4m 41s
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