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Object Tracking Methods in SynthEyes

by Michael Raphaelovich

You need to know the basics of object-tracking if you want to work in the visual effects industry. In this course, you'll learn about supervised trackers, moving camera and object shots, facial tracking, and more. Software required: SynthEyes Pro 1511.

What you'll learn

Object tracking is a growing demand in the Visual Effects industry due to the fact that digital make-up and facial replacement is a standard. Throughout this course, Object Tracking Methods in SynthEyes, you will explore various techniques for object tracking. First, you'll learn about supervised trackers and the geometric hierarchy panel. Next, you'll solve a moving camera and object shot. Finally, you'll finish up with facial tracking and exploring vertex maps. By the end of the course, you'll be more knowledgeable about various object tracking techniques in SynthEyes and you'll be able to use your skills to create fantastic visual effects. Software required: SynthEyes Pro 1511.

Course FAQ

What is object tracking?

Object tracking, or video tracking, is the process of tracking the movements of an object over time using a camera. This course approaches object tracking as it is used for VFX in the film industry.

What is Syntheyes?

Syntheyes is a program used for 3D camera tracking (i.e. object tracking, video tracking, geometry tracking, match-moving, etc.). The program allows you to track objects in a scene and find out where they moved in a 3D environment.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn about object tracking methods in the SynthEyes software. Some covered topics include:

  • Setting up supervised trackers
  • Geometric hierarchy panel
  • Solving a moving camera and object shot
  • Facial tracking
  • Vertex maps
  • Much more
Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn object tracking with the SynthEyes program should take this course! If you want to work in the visual effects industry, then this definitely a course for you.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

This is an advanced level course, so it assumes prior experience with VFX and SynthEyes. If you need a refresher on the software, or to learn it for the first time, check out this SynthEyes course.

About the author

Michael Raphaelovich is a Matchmove artist, Visual Effects compositor and a film editor. Right after his graduation with a masters degree at the end of 2007, he found work as a compositor in Burbank, California. Among the Commercials he worked on, he also was a junior compositor on the 2008 Movie “Red Sands” and on the TV show “The Middleman”. After getting back to the San Francisco Bay Area, he continued to work as a film editor, VFX matchmover, and a compositor on various projects and independ... more

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