Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Easily select a good track, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
- In this lesson we'll use motion tracking…to match this racing stripe to this…fast moving automobile.…Now I'll grant you that the linear motion…and steady stay of the background car…would make it a candidate to just…hand animate this,…but I want to use this car as an example…because of how tricky it is.…Let's take a look.…So here is is the car layer,…and as you can see, if I set a track point…by just clicking Track Motion here in the Tracker panel.…
There's nothing that's going to fit in that tracker…that fits our criteria.…Now, if you don't already know what I mean,…let me explain,…there are three basic criteria you want when tracking.…One: you want the point that you choose to be coplanar…to your target.…Now, it should go without saying…that I don't want to set my target over here…to the rear spoiler,…that is not planar or local…to where I'm placing the racing stripe.…
So the problem is one of parallax.…I'll show you what I mean…actually using the front of the car.…Now, in case you can't see the swoop with the naked eye,…
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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