After Effects CC Motion Tracking

After Effects CC is the industry leading animation and composition software used by professional visual effect artists. This course will teach you how to use the various built-in motion trackers to add motion graphics and 3D objects into any scene.
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2017
Duration
1h 51m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2017
Duration
1h 51m
Description

Have you ever tried to track an object or scene and reshot it or gave up because it just wouldn’t track properly? In this course, After Effects CC Motion Tracking, you'll learn how to easily track even the most difficult shot right inside of After Effects. First, you'll explore how to properly create position, rotation, and scale tracking points. Next, you'll delve into screen replacement as you replace a phone screen with a video of a mobile application. Finally, you’ll learn how to create an entire 3D scene from a 2D video layer and add 3D objects like 3D text. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll not only be able to add motion graphics tracked to any object in a scene, but also export the 3D tracking data from After Effects to any other 3D modeling software for more advanced 3D objects. Software required: After Effects CC.

About the author
About the author

Jeff has over 10 years experience working in video production and product management.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeff Hurd and welcome to my course After Effects CC Motion Tracking. Motion tracking is pure fun. You can add motion graphics to your scene and easily allow them to follow an object, person, or even replace objects and faces. There are endless possibilities and in this course we are going to cover all the built in trackers that track position, scale, rotation, and even the 3D camera tracker, which creates a full 3D camera and scene, all from a 2D video. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include adding tracking points to objects and in creating the tracking points, we'll cover the many options to easily perfect even a difficult track. We'll perform a phone screen replacement using the corner pin tracking tool and replace the entire screen of the phone with a recording of our mobile app. We'll go over stabilizing shaky footage and why it's so important to do before tracking, and the 3D camera tracker. Using this effect, you can create an entire 3D scene and recreate the camera move that you made in real life while filming, right inside of After Effects. I'll also show you how you can export this 3D data into other 3D programs and do more advanced modeling and rendering there. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use all the After Effects trackers in a variety of situations and you'll feel confident troubleshooting if you come across a difficult scene to track. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the After Effects CC Basics. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn After Effects motion tracking, one of my personal favorite features inside of After Effects, at Pluralsight.