Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera tracking, part of After Effects CC 2018: VFX Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Recreating a camera's…real-world movement inside of the computer…is another essential technique…to creating believable visual effects.…Using only footage as our source,…we can use a method called camera tracking…to reverse-engineer the camera's physical movements.…The information we get from camera tracking…can then be used to integrate elements into our shot.…So here's the completed shot that we're going to recreate.…I used camera tracking here to introduce…a bit of ground decay in this drone shot.…So let's switch over to our Start Comp,…and begin to recreate this.…
First of all, let's go ahead and look through our footage,…and you'll notice that this drone has…a fairly wide-angle lens on it.…You can see the horizon is curved,…and that poses a problem for the camera tracker.…It likes as few distortions as possible so,…if we we're to try to solve this camera using this footage,…we're going to get an error.…So we need to first get rid of that distortion.…And so let's Select Layer One.…We'll go over here to Effect,…
- Creating transparency
- Tracking masks in Motion
- Utilizing the Roto Brush tool
- Camera and motion tracking
- Working with 3D layers
- Using effects
- Creating destruction with Shatter
- Creating fire with particles
- Distorting layers with the Puppet tool
- Compositing 3D renders
- Creating virtual reality experiences
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects CC 2018 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen1h 13m Intermediate
1. Create Transparency
3. Work with Trackers
4. Work with Effects
5. Composite 3D Renders
6. Work with Rendering
Using Media Encoder3m 53s
7. Work with Immersive 360 VR
8. Challenge: Put Your Skills into Practice
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