Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video It's the 21st century: Why point track?, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- Point tracking is the oldest…and really the most basic…type of tracking available in After Effects.…You would think that it's been…completely superseded by the other options,…but in fact, it remains the most flexible…and widely adaptable of the trackers.…In this section, I'm just going to focus…on the basics with the point tracker,…how to successfully track a point,…how best to apply it,…and how to continue a track…that goes off screen.…
Let's take a look.…
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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