Apply Motion Tracking Data to a Null Layer with Maya


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Applying motion tracking data to a null layer

We placed the spaceship layer over the background footage. Now we're ready to try to motion track the ship so it matches the camera movement of that footage. Let's take a look at it. One thing you'll notice is that there is more chaotic motion, particularly at the beginning, also the fact of the camera's rotating or tilting left and right. If you watch the top of the building, you can see how that perspective changes quite a bit. That tells us two things. One, we need to have the tracker figure out the rotation of the camera. Two, the fact that there is lot of chaotic motion at the beginning of the footage, means that you probably want to do the tracking from the end of the timeline towards the beginning, in terms of analyzation.

When we go to the last frame, let's apply a tracker. I'm going to pick shot2, go to Animation, and apply Track Motion. Now in order to have it to figure out the rotation, I need to select the Rotation check box right here, Position is turned on autom...

Applying motion tracking data to a null layer
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Applying motion tracking data to a null layer provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

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3D + Animation Video
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After Effects Maya
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