Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracking in 3D (new in CS6), part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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In the next set of movies we're going to focus on the 3D Camera Tracker…introduced in After Effects CS6.…I'll close my other compositions and if you have access to the Exercise Files,…open up the Composition CT_1-Poster*starter.…The 3D Camera Tracker works differently than any other tracker we're…discussing in this course.…The way the other trackers work is they track some feature in your underlying…footage and animate a layer to follow that feature as it moves through the scene…or across your Composition Panel.…
What the 3D Camera Tracker does instead is analyze multiple points in a scene…and uses the movement of those points to reverse engineer where the camera…originally was when it shot this footage, including how the camera moved through the scene.…Then, rather than animating a layer, you place a layer at a fixed location in space …that matches the 3D location of the actual features of your scene …and After Effects will animate a camera to move through the scene thereby creating…sensation and movement for the layer you've placed.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage