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VFX Fundamentals: Visual Special Effects Using Fusion 8.0 by Wallace Jackson

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© Wallace Jackson 2016

Wallace Jackson, VFX Fundamentals, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2131-0_13

13. VFX Pipeline Pixel Tracking: Using Motion Tracking

Wallace Jackson

(1)Lompoc, California, USA

Now that you have covered the advanced concepts of animated mask creation and bluescreen and greenscreen keying, let’s cover another advanced concept and technique called motion tracking. Since visual effects are often applied to video footage, this is a common feature in VFX software packages, and one that you will need to comprehend. The technology behind motion tracking algorithms is complex, but it can provide powerful tools with which you can integrate video into the VFX project pipeline.

We will look at how motion tracking is done with pattern recognitionand ...

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