Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping an object to a surface, part of After Effects Guru: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage.
…Now that you understand the concept of targets,…let's take a look at some specific applications where they come in handy.…First up, I'd like to map something to the surface.…Let's put this laptop shot into a new composition and drag through.…See, in this case,…we have a camera tracking shot on a dolly, going around the laptop.…I'll select the laptop layer and from the Tracker Panel click Track Camera.…This is a fixed angle of view and I'll leave the Solve Method on auto.…
Pretty simple shot.…So it analyzes relatively quickly.…There we go.…There's the shot.…And, let's get rid of some of the tracking points.…We don't need tracking points on our subject's head.…There we go.…Drag through.…The margin of error is relatively high at 0.86.…And that's largely due to all the tracking points on our subject.…As we start to remove some of those, it'll give us better results in the long run.…And you see that it's fallen at this point.…Let's get rid of some of these on the chair.…And we continue to get that down.…Now, right about there, it's picking up some interesting details.…
- Analyzing footage
- Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
- Choosing and moving a target
- Adding 3D text to a scene
- Tracking an object
- Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
- Choosing a stabilization method
- Reducing rolling shutter distortion
- Matching movement
Skill Level Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footagewith Ian Robinson2h 46m Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Facewith Lee Lanier2h 42m Intermediate
After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timelinewith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
1. Using the 3D Camera Tracker
2. Working with Targets
3. Camera Tracker in Action
4. Working with Warp Stabilizer VFX
5. Refining the Warp Stabilizer VFX
6. Using Advanced Options
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