Planar Track a face After Effects


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Planar tracking a face

We have imported our prepared image sequence into mocha. Now to open up that file or to work in mocha again, we do need to go through After Effects, at least with mocha for After Effects in CS6. The trick for doing that is to select a layer. It doesn't even matter which layer it is. Go to Animation, and go to Track in mocha AE. Mocha opens, but we don't necessarily want this. I can just cancel this New Project. I'll maximize it here. And then you can go and open the file that you want.

So here is the image sequence again. Now to make room to see our eventual layers, I want to close the Overlay Colors down here, View, turn off Overlay Colors. There we go, lots of room now. Mocha is a planar tracker, which means you identify a pattern surrounded with a spline shape, figure out where that goes over time, and then attach a planar surface to it, as if it was a flat piece of paper.

So let's get started with that. There are several ways to draw spline shapes inside mocha, which you hav...

Planar tracking a face
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Planar tracking a face provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face

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