Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Reverse stabilize to put roto in motion, part of After Effects Compositing 06: Tracking and Stabilization.
- [Voiceover] I showed you how to lock the hat element…in order to rotoscope it in place.…The only difference between where we left that scene…and this one here,…besides that the roto is now lined up,…is that the matte…and the locked hat layer are parented to…this mysterious layer called Restore Motion.…In this lesson, I'm just going to show you…how to complete that layer to finish the shot,…and to do that, I'm starting by deleting it.…
So now we're back to having the locked rotoscoped element.…So the place to start is to create a null,…and this is going to be the most straightforward method…to restore motion to the locked element.…The null can indeed be called Restore Motion.…And if I'm feeling tidy, I can trim it,…so that it's the same length as the other layers.…
Now I'm going to reveal the Anchor Point Stabilization…for Hat Lock and copy it.…I'm also going to go to the very first keyframe.…Under Restore Motion, I'll press P…and just to show you, I'll also press shift a.…So Anchor Point and Position work, as I said,…
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
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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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