Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Offset a tracker, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- You could say that by showing you this…Adapt Feature On Every Frame option…I've made your tracks less accurate…and more mediocre, and that'd be a little harsh.…But in fact, it is kind of true.…If we look at this track, it's holding firm…to this point right at the top of the couch,…and that's really the point we want to track.…That's where our mask is going to sit,…right on the top, and now it's drifting away.…Now, before we go and just correct for that,…let's see if we can get a more accurate…track just of the top of the couch.…
And to do that, I'm going to show you an option…that many, if not most, After Effects users don't know about…and come up with crazy workarounds…to try to avoid.…So, I'll delete the key frames here…that were the result of…having the Adapt Feature On Every Frame option on,…and turn it off.…And I'm going to take this track…as far as it will go,…which is not very far before this arm comes in,…so the arm coming in messed up the track…because prior to that we had just beige,…and that was perfect.…
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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