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Chapter 8. Effective Motion Tracking

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I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.

—Mitch Hedberg

There is more to matchmoving than simply sampling the motion of one layer and applying it to another, even though that’s fundamentally what motion tracking is. Because of the number of available tracking methods, whether standard or customized hacks, applications of the basic data go a bit beyond the obvious.

There’s also more to motion tracking in After Effects than the built-in point tracker. Mocha-AE from Imagineer Systems is a planar tracker, a fundamentally different approach ...

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