Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Resizing a target, part of After Effects Guru: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage.
…You may choose to adjust the size of the target.…The target size will affect other things,…like how large the text is when you add it by default.…Or other events, like solids.…A larger target will create larger elements.…So, this is really just a relationship.…But remember, everything else could be tweaked later.…So you don't have to get it perfect.…Holding down the option or…the Alt key, you'll notice that the move tool becomes a scale tool, and…this allows you to adjust the size of the target, relative to the environment.…
I'd like a pretty large surface here, because I'm going to attach an object.…Now that I've got it there, the target is positioned.…Remember, you can mouse back over.…Making sure you're over the exact center, and…still re-position this freely, as you want.…However, don't change the current frame, or you'll lose the target,…because the tracking points will vary from frame to frame.…I'm going to set this about here, so…that when we add the object, it's a little further back in the scene, and…
- 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
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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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