Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Types of tracking, part of After Effects CC 2018: VFX Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In visual effects, artists are commonly…tasked with incorporating elements…into live action footage to create the illusion…that those elements were shot in camera.…To create that illusion, the technique…of motion tracking is used.…Tracking is a process by which we can have After Effects…follow the position, scale and rotation…of a given area of the footage.…From here, we can use the track information…to link up any other element…and integrate it into the scene.…There are two methods of tracking,…point and planar tracking.…Point tracking follows a particular pixel…around in the frame, while planar tracking…uses planar surfaces found in the footage…to derive motion.…
In addition, After Effects is able to use…the point tracking information to extract…the camera motion used to capture the footage.…In this chapter, we'll take a look at the various methods…that will enable you to track elements into your footage.…
- Creating transparency
- Tracking masks in Motion
- Utilizing the Roto Brush tool
- Camera and motion tracking
- Working with 3D layers
- Using effects
- Creating destruction with Shatter
- Creating fire with particles
- Distorting layers with the Puppet tool
- Compositing 3D renders
- Creating virtual reality experiences
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects CC 2018 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen1h 52m Intermediate
1. Create Transparency
3. Work with Trackers
4. Work with Effects
5. Composite 3D Renders
6. Work with Rendering
Using Media Encoder3m 53s
7. Work with Immersive 360 VR
8. Challenge: Put Your Skills into Practice
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