is an amazing little free tool for After Effects that makes it unbelievably easy to work with tracking data! You can average tracks together, correct drifting tracks, use averaged tracks to calculate rotation and scale, and it's the simplest, easiest way to apply tracking data to mask vertices EVER for After Effects! And the latest version, v2.1, includes some special functions for quickly and easily applying your corrected tracks to corner pins!
here:http://www.mackdadd.com/CG/trackerviz/T ... z_v2-1.zip
I revised the tutorial videos a bit.
The first part quickly goes over the After Effects tracker. I explain how tracking works in AE and most of the choices in the options panel for tracking. This first part is really for people who don't have much experience with AE's tracker, or maybe if you haven't been able to get good tracks using just the default settings. If you've tracked alot in AE, you should probably skip this one. Also, I should mention that I don't cover EVERYTHING about AE's tracker, just the settings you might want to adjust if your track is having a hard time.
The second part really shows what TrackerViz was made to do - tweak, modify, and correct tracking data. Everything about TrackerViz is now in this one video, including the new features of version 2.1. It was made around the way I've become accustomed to tracking, by using little solids, so I can watch the playback in realtime and visually see which tracks are working and which aren't.http://www.mackdadd.com/CG/trackerviz/T ... part01.ziphttp://www.mackdadd.com/CG/trackerviz/T ... torial.zip
They are all zipped Quicktime movies, so everyone should have no problem viewing them.
TrackerViz was created for me by nab
here at Aenhancers. You can see the making-of thread here, if you haven't already and want to:viewtopic.php?f=11&t=946nab
is an AE scripting genius (you guys know that already
), and you can browse all his stuff at his website! (most of it is in French)http://www.nabscripts.com/
-Remembers the mask weights of original mask shape and recalls it when applying the track data.
-Mask chapes can be open or closed now.
-Uses Attach Point instead of Feature Center for tracks and solids. This would have only been a problem for you if you were repositioning your Attach Points before tracking.
-Two new Corner Pin options, including automatic precomposing.
-Automatically renames layers (after prompting you) if there are any layer name conflicts.
BUG NOTE for earlier versions and the old video tutorial PART 3:
In creating the third video, I thought I discovered a bug in one of the TrackerViz functions, "Shape to Layers". It didn't seem to want to work the way I thought it was supposed to. I went back in and dabbled around and found out it's because I had set the LAYER OPACITY to LESS THAN 100%. If you leave the layer you are rotoing on at 100% opacity, "Shape to Layers" works just fine.
Hope everyone likes it! There's no excuses now for bad tracks in AE!!!
If you have any questions, post 'em here.