Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing tracking tools, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- So now things get really interesting…because we're going to apply point tracks…to things that you might not have thought…you could apply them to.…You have all this great motion data,…and the question is how do you use it?…One really great use for it is again to simplify your roto.…In another course,…we looked at how the built-in mask tracker…sometimes works great…and sometimes is actually not capable…of giving you a result.…Here, we've found ways to make points behave better,…and now we're going to look at how to apply them…to a mask, and also…how do I actually even average them together.…
So if one particular point isn't quite doing the job…or if you want something more than position,…to combine rotation, or scale,…there's a really great third-party tool.…It's a piece of shareware that allows you to easily do that.…
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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