VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face

VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face

VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Lee Lanier. This study is an essential pillar for a person who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

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Author Lee Lanier
Publish Date 1/28/2013
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 42m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 30
Last Update N/A

VFX Techniques introduces common yet critical visual effects techniques that are used in film and television shows on a regular basis. This installment shows how to build complex composites with Adobe After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor. Author Lee Lanier starts by combining rotoscoping and effects to digitally apply makeup to an actor to disguise motion tracking marks. Then discover how to transfer footage into mocha and generate planar tracking data that you can use to motion track graphics to the moving face of the actor. Plus, learn how to build and adjust motion graphics to create the look of a virtual tattoo and a pair of holographic heads-up glasses.

Topics include:

  • Disguising tracking marks with rotoscoping and effects
  • Preparing footage for motion tracking
  • Planar motion tracking a face in mocha
  • Applying tracking data to artwork in After Effects
  • Fine-tuning motion tracking curves in After Effects
  • Animating text and graphic elements
  • Applying color and light effects
  • Batch rendering the final comp

VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face : Video Lessons

  • Welcome52s
  • Using the exercise files3m 22s
  • What you need to know about this course13s
  • Breakdown of the final comp33s
  • Review of the image sequences3m 47s
  • Setting up the project in After Effects3m 43s
  • Rotoscoping tracking marks4m 59s
  • Disguising marks with grading and noise4m 3s
  • Rotoscoping the foreground5m 3s
  • Removing remaining track marks7m 36s
  • Preparing the footage for tracking5m 27s
  • Setting up a mocha project2m 16s
  • Planar tracking a face7m 50s
  • Adjusting planar surfaces6m 24s
  • Looking at the Curve Editor2m 37s
  • Importing track data from mocha3m 30s
  • Adjusting corner pin curves8m 38s
  • Fine-tuning tracked artwork7m 14s
  • Adding a second tracking layer in mocha8m 1s
  • Offsetting the planar surface7m 27s
  • Animating an artificial camera8m 59s
  • Animating text10m 32s
  • Wrapping up the motion graphics9m 49s
  • Tracking the heads-up display9m 57s
  • Fabricating geometry and shadows8m 35s
  • Adding highlights and light effects9m 16s
  • Applying color and light effects8m 37s
  • Batch rendering the final comp2m 22s
  • Looking at the final scene12s
  • Next steps37s

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