Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing complex motion tracking, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- I've shown you the basics of how to create…and apply a point track, but it's often the case…that those very straight forward approaches…don't actually fully work.…In this section, I'm going to show you…how to vastly increase your likelihood…of succeeding with a point track.…That includes situations where the source point…changes over time and you have to follow that,…where a track has to be reset, either at the beginning,…in the middle, toward the end, or even run backwards,…and how to offset a track without starting over.…
Now, this continues our journey with the point tracker…to where we'll also look at less straight forward ways…of how to apply all this data that you're creating.…
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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