Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Apply the track to a matte, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
- Okay, so in the previous lessons…we've taken some detours to learn…quite a bit about how to get a track to stick…to the sofa.…Now it's time to actually apply the track…to the mask which was the whole point.…And ideally what we're doing here…takes just a few minutes so lets just…take those few minutes now to do that.…As you may know you can't apply…a track directly to a mask in AfterEffects as it is.…So you need to come up with another solution.…
The most straightforward one that I recommend…is to create another layer and apply the…mask to that and then use it as a track mat.…So we'll do exactly that.…I'll just call this Track Mat Sofa…and it's gonna make this big white screen for me.…So I'll just turn it off and grab the…mask from the layer that's holding it right now,…cut and paste it and note that my solid was exactly…the same size as the source.…
So the position and everything matches.…And to pick up the motion, now all we have to do…is the same thing we did with the reference.…We'll turn that off and I don't need this layer…
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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