Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the results, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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Now that I have successfully performed a track of that second wildebeest in…line, next I need to apply this track to other layers, question is, what layer…should I apply it to?…Well, I have two separate layers that make up this little thought bubble I want…following the wildebeest.…I am going to bring my Comp panel back for temporarily.…I have got this little pointer underneath, and this text, which one should…follow the wildebeest.…Well, quite often when performing the tracking operations, I find the best…thing to do is not commit to what layer it should be attached, but instead…attach a new Null Object.…
This gives me a good intermediary to go ahead and apply the track to, then later…on I can arrange layers in relation to this Null without worrying about going…back into the tracker.…I am going to create the Null Object.…I am going to go ahead and open its Layer > Solid Settings to rename the Null,…head track null, you can call it whatever you want to. Okay?…At this point I don't need to worry about moving the null over to the wildebeest.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage