Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Import and integrate a third-party 3D track, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- In another lesson I mentioned that it's standard…in professional visual effects work…to 3D track a scene using third-party software…and then export it for use in After Effects.…Now I can't take you through a third-party app…and show you how to do the whole process,…but Brian Morse…who created a Synthized course at Lynda.com,…was kind enough to 3D track this scene…and export the result…so that I could show you how to work with that…once you receive it.…
So the purpose of this lesson is both to show you…what to expect when you're working with the 3D track…and also to help you manage problems…that might come up with that.…So to begin I'm going to import his motion track.…Now the track should be exported…as an After Effects project…and this is compatible with most if not all…third-party trackers.…So I'll just choose the scene there.…You see I got an error,…Synthized distortion is a specialized plug in…that's distributed only by Synthize…and comes with their software.…
You can't actually get this…with the demo version of Synthize…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
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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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