Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Point stabilize to put multiple layers in motion, part of After Effects Compositing: 6 Tracking and Stabilization.
- If you knew that you needed to add elements to this scene…the natural choice would seem to be to 3D Camera Track it.…And in fact, we do get a good 3D Camera Tracker result here.…You can see all the points that are sticking really well.…This is how we added a skateboard…to the scene in another course.…However, working that way could be combersome…compared to the method that I'm going to show you here.…Now, suppose I just want to make some adjustments…to this one wall.…Add some graffiti or, in this case,…I think I'll take out some ribits.…
Well that would be a little bit complicated to do…with 3D tracking.…It's better oriented toward adding something…that fits right onto a plane that's in the scene.…It doesn't look like I could get a plane back there.…But in any case, let me just show you…a really straight forward way to solve my problem.…So I'll get rid of the Camera Tracker.…And instead I'm going to apply…a stabilization track to this layer.…So I'll say Stabilize Motion.…
And I want Rotation and Scale…to be enabled as well.…
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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