Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjust Warp Stabilizer VFX for effects work, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
- Let's take a look at Warp Stabilizer VFX.…Just like the Camera Tracker,…which is applied here.…When I apply Warp Stabilizer VFX,…I'm immediately going to see it analyzing the scene…without me doing anything…or setting anything at all.…And the intention, generally, of the effect,…is either to smooth camera motion…or to eliminate it completely.…So, those are the two options here.…Smooth or no motion.…Now, I advise you against choosing "No Motion",…if, in fact,…you had considerable camera movement in the scene.…
And, even if you're just smoothing the motion,…you need to watch out for specific artifacts,…and that is the main point of this lesson.…For casual viewing,…a result like this might be quite a bit preferable…to the "before" version,…which had a much shakier camera.…So, Warp Stabilizer VFX is doing a really good job here.…The price you pay for this, however,…is seen up here along this back wall…where the wall now looks like it's…almost made out of rubber.…
Now, why is that?…Well, to compensate for the difference…
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
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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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