Introduction to Tracking in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn how to use the tracker built in to After Effects to analyze real life footage and find the movement of objects. Software required: After Effects CS4 for project files.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 22, 2009
Duration
46m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 22, 2009
Duration
46m
Description

In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn how to use the tracker built in to After Effects to analyze real life footage and find the movement of objects. This is an important technique for matching an image or animation's position, rotation, scale and perspective skewing to footage. We'll begin the tutorial by doing a simple one point track using some easy footage and how to apply that movement information to other layers. We'll then learn how to do a two point track on real footage and create a black-bar effect over someone's eyes. Lastly, we'll track the four corners of a television screen to replace the image on the screen. We'll then learn some tips for getting a track from difficult footage using color correct techniques. Software required: After Effects CS4 for project files.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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