Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Easily reset a track that goes astray, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
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- So in this section, I am encouraging you…to treat manual points like they're not so fragile…and you have to give up so easily on them.…There are simple things you can do to get them back.…And so to continue that, we're going to look…at how the plan for interruptions of tracks.…Now each of the tracks that I created previously…do encounter interruptions…and I'm going to give you three strategies…to deal with that.…The first strategy is the most obvious.…Just try to pick a point…that is not likely to get interrupted.…
This one is almost magical in its ability to miss…both table legs that come by to the left and right,…only to then get hit by this piece of paper here.…Over here, we have a track…that we would have known from the beginning is…going to be interrupted by these table legs.…So let's take a look at that.…So in the case like this, what I would do is…delete the points where it goes astray.…So this is option number two.…
And if you miss a few, you can just go in…and actually select them and take them out.…This point is made up of these three barely visible dibits.…
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