PLAYGROUND testes MATCHMOVING

Synopsis

Matchmoving study for After Effects. I does not really matter which program you use exactly do to the tracking with. Possibilities are:

  1. Boujou
  2. Pf-track
  3. Voodoo Camera Tracker
  4. CameraTracker (The Foundry)
  5. ...

If you're planning to put a 3D created object in your scene I would advice you to use Boujou or PF-track like I did here.

However, if you're just going to stick to 2D graphics like in the current video I would use The Foundry's Camera-Tracker, it's one of the best and easiest ones out there and it's already a plugin for after effects (so no hassle with importing and exporting). Voodoo Camera Tracker is the only free one in this list and certainly worth trying out.

What I Did

This was a one man project.

What I've Learned

  1. Tracking footage (with masking of moving objects if necessary)
  2. Defining the 3D world axes and attaching the planes.
  3. Animating content with the puppet tool in AE.