Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing automated tracking for VFX, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
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- So now we com to scene tracking…which is the art and science of recreating…how the camera moved in a scene.…So this presumes that your camera…was not locked off and it's generally better…if it wasn't even on a tripod but is in fact somehow…moving around the scene, whether handheld…or on a dolly.…Camera tracking results in a 3D camera…in AfterEffects that you can use with 3D layers…to recreate the motion of the scene.…You can also create 3D objects,…even possibly in Cinema 4D and place them in the scene.…
So it's a very elegant and sophisticated solution.…Now the truth is that the AfterEffects camera…tracker is not designed to be at the level…of a third-party tracker.…So I'm gonna focus on what you can do with…the AfterEffects tracker just so you know.…But as I've done with some of these other tools…I'm also going to show you when you see the signs…that it's time to look for a third-party tool…and I'm going to show you a scene in which…a third-party tool was used and how…to work with that result.…
So, here we go onto scene tracking.…
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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