EASIEST 3D CAMERA TRACKING in AFTER EFFECTS

EASIEST 3D CAMERA TRACKING in AFTER EFFECTS


hey guys what’s up I’m Rita and today
I’ll show you how to use the camera tracking tool in Adobe After Effects if
you want to be able to make shots like this or like this this is one of the
first steps you’re going to need to know alright guys so before you get to
learning any of the cool VFX like Super Saiyan or sky
replacements what you’re gonna need to know first is how to track the
camera movement in your shot because say for example you’re on set and you’re
doing a handheld rig and you move yourself with the camera and now you
need to composite something in the background, what this tool does is it
tracks the motion of your camera, so all the things that you add to the
composition now follow that exact same movement. just a heads-up for those of
you still learning, this is something completely different than a tool that we
use to track the Androids eyes. that was more of a motion tracking tool whereas
this is actually tracking the motion of your camera that you had on set. All
right let’s get to it alright guys if you want you can
download my project file and video clip from the description below.
Open up After Effects and import all of your footage and assets. I have my video
clip and all the assets I’m going to composite in my bin right here. Next,
create a new composition and drop in the video that you want to track.
This is a shot that I’ll be working with today and we’re going to add a sky as
well as a little bit of a dirt explosion. Alright so the first thing you want to
do is duplicate your video layer, then turn off the bottom layer.
all right if your shot looks good and there’s nothing moving in the foreground
you can right click and hit ‘track camera’. But in our shot Gohan is moving in the foreground and we don’t want that to throw off the camera track. So we’re gonna create a mask and cut him out. Select your Pen tool up top then create
a mask leaving Gohan out of it. Next we want to pre compose this layer, right
click hit pre-compose and make sure to select ‘move all attributes’ into the new
pre-comp. Then hit OK. Now we right-click our new
pre-comp and choose ‘track camera’. You can go up to your effects tab to see how long it’s gonna take. This tool is going to be working in the background
and you can do other stuff while it goes. Once it finishes scrub through and see
how it looks. If everything’s perfect you can go ahead and just click ‘create
camera’ but most likely you’re gonna need to do some tweaking. There’s an advanced drop-down menu and you could choose mostly flat scene, typical, or tripod pan
as well as a detailed analysis. But the auto-detect worked pretty good and most
the time it will. The point of this tool is to track things in the shot that
do not move. As you can see we have some track points on Trunks and we don’t
want those because that will throw off the track, so we’re gonna delete them.
You can delete them by selecting them one by one, or selecting and holding down
shift and then hitting delete. You want to get to a place where the track
points are only on the rocks or the sand here in this shot. Once you’ve deleted all the
track points that are on moving people or things, scrub through it and
double-check everything and then go up to your effects tab and click ‘create
camera’. Now you can turn off the layer that has the mask and turn back on your
other layer. Next let’s add the sky layer so you want to go to your
project tab and find the sky layer then drag it and drop it into the composition
below the camera tracker. Next you’ll want to make sure to click the 3d box so
it follows the motion of the camera tracker that you just created. Now I
already did my sky replacement work and I’ll show you guys how to do this in
another tutorial but for those of you working in my project file I’ve made you
a composition with my sky replacement layers so go to that comp, select the
layers in order, copy and paste them below the camera tracker in our working
comp. Now let’s check out where our
sky is in 3d space. Select the sky layer and go to where it says ‘active camera’ do
the drop down menu and choose ‘top camera’. Now we can adjust where the layer sits
in 3d space. Since it’s a sky we want to push it to the back. After you place
your layer in 3d space go back to the active camera, and then you can resize it,
mask it, feather it, blend it etc. All right cool everything looks good. Real quick, you can see what the camera tracker is doing by toggling on
and off the 3d box to see that the sky would be out of sync with the camera
movement without it. So now let’s add some more stuff, select your layer that
has the camera tracker on it and go to the effects tab to select the tracker. We
want to add a dirt explosion charge around Trunks feet, so click your
mouse and drag it around to select some track points where you want the dirt
charge, then right-click and choose ‘create solid and camera’. First thing is
you’ll delete the new camera that you just created, it’ll be the top one. Next
select your SOLID layer then go to your project bin and get the dirt charge
layer. Be sure to hold ALT while you drag the layer and drop it directly on to the
new SOLID. Now the dirt will be tracked and plays in the correct 3d space.
You can always go to your top camera and see where it is in 3d space and make any
adjustments. If you use this method you don’t need to click the 3d box. Again
once your layer is placed in 3d space go back to the active camera and then you
can resize mask feather etc. Now do this exact same process to all
the other layers that you want to composite. In my case, it’s all the other
Super Saiyan layers. Everything looks good. Alright so you can always go back
to your top camera and view where everything is in 3d space and make any
adjustments. Alright guys that’s it for today, let me know if you have any
questions in the comments below or if you have any other requests for
tutorials and happy camera tracking thank you all for watching and hopefully
you find this tutorial useful there are other ways to do camera tracking but
personally this is my favorite way and also I think universally the easiest way
to do it if you have any questions make sure to drop them below and until next
time guys see you later make sure to hit that
subscribe button and like comment share all that good stuff peace out

97 Comments

  • RobotUnderdog2

    January 11, 2018

    Let me know if you guys have any QUESTIONS or REQUESTS for other tutorials!!! – Rita

    Reply
  • Kirby AP

    January 11, 2018

    That "Tacos" Krillin shirt is amazing lol
    Sorry I had to say it

    Reply
  • gazette grey

    January 11, 2018

    So when are y'all going to show a trailer for Blue Exorcist

    Reply
  • Lime-O-Nade

    January 11, 2018

    This is useful, thank you for this

    Reply
  • Rex Striker

    January 11, 2018

    What kind of website did you used? Or is it an app on computer?

    Reply
  • Rex Striker

    January 11, 2018

    And how did you make it live action? I want something like that. Like all super saiyan, Power, super strength. Like how strong a saiyan punch is.

    Reply
  • Nerd Named Joe

    January 11, 2018

    Not gonna lie. I'm confused af but that's cuz I normally do writing. I definitely learned something tho. I think. Lol <3

    Reply
  • Nexus Mania

    January 11, 2018

    Could you also add the setup and characteristics of your computer in the next tutorials, please? :')

    Reply
  • LumpKing

    January 11, 2018

    I’m only 30 minutes late that’s ok 😂👌🏾

    Reply
  • Yk「AMV」

    January 11, 2018

    You are awesome! I understood a lot, Ill be spending some time on ae now I guess xD

    Reply
  • Moose Haddock

    January 11, 2018

    Very informative. Keep these up!

    Reply
  • V. Lachman

    January 11, 2018

    With all these tutorials it really seems like you two did all the film shootings and special effects by yourselves. Perhaps I'm wrong, but still, you two(Rita and Donnie) are very talented people.

    Reply
  • Joao Luiz

    January 11, 2018

    Legend pt br plaese am a brasilian kid i no andstand english

    Reply
  • Rex Striker

    January 11, 2018

    During dragon ball z light of hope 2,3 how did you made the music? I must know for my future projects

    Reply
  • Onion Blaster

    January 12, 2018

    first time watching one of these. i can see why editing would have taken an eternity. #newappreciation

    Reply
  • Poderes ao extremo

    January 12, 2018

    Muito bom 🙂

    Reply
  • Jimmy Wan

    January 12, 2018

    3D tracking is useless in this case.
    Motion tracking is far enough

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  • sandinoise

    January 12, 2018

    awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Reply
  • Director Ryan Ransom

    January 12, 2018

    The Super Saiyan Aura looks pretty realistic especially in comparison to a lot of the other Dragon Ball Z fan films I've seen. How about a tutorial on how you created that awesome super saiyan aura. Pls. 😃

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  • Ashish Panchal

    January 12, 2018

    You guys are awesome 😎

    Reply
  • ISMAHAWK

    January 12, 2018

    Awesome tutorial, Rita! Looking forward to the next one!

    Reply
  • Bullit north

    January 13, 2018

    my god it's a really advance job

    Reply
  • Abror Minar

    January 13, 2018

    What is this name software?
    link to download this soft

    Reply
  • Raiquia Arbiter

    January 14, 2018

    Whoaaa!! Thanks!! Haha I've got something to learn and get busy on!

    Reply
  • DARK!!

    January 16, 2018

    GREAT WORK, I VIBRATED WITH THE ADJUSTMENT THAT YOU DID. AT THE END OF THE EPISODE IT(HE,SHE) PUTS IT(HE,SHE) WILL CONTINUE. DO YOU WANT TO DO ALL THE MOVIES? Or DO YOU GO TO BEGINNING A SERIES LIVE ACTION FROM THERE? PLEASE IF!! IF YOU ACCEPT SUGGESTIONS / REQUESTS, HAVE NEVER YOU THOUGHT TO DO ANYTHING OF THE SAGA LEGACY OF KAIN??

    Reply
  • Anjelica Dixon

    January 20, 2018

    I love You!

    Reply
  • Urszula Mazurkiewicz

    February 23, 2018

    the right mouse button does not work, nothing happens what to do? I have a circle but as I press the right mouse button, nothing happens without a choice option

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  • BIG KIDZ SHOW

    March 5, 2018

    Explained very well thank u

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  • Дмитрий Рязанцев

    March 12, 2018

    Подскажи пожалуйста, я почему-то не могу выделить точки на видео, к которым хочу прикрепить текст. Что нужно нажать для этого? (Извини, что пишу на русском)

    Reply
  • Jom

    March 14, 2018

    this is more acceptable than the previous film dragon ball

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  • setsuna kazama

    March 23, 2018

    Quality content… a great contribution for future generations..
    this will be added to the list of very helpful videos for newbies like me to study..
    great job! i just started 2days ago x)

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  • Drinner D

    March 30, 2018

    lol, your shirt rocks.

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  • Iggy35

    April 4, 2018

    Good vídeo 🙂

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  • shakil zang

    April 11, 2018

    love your work

    Reply
  • Altered Grove Productions

    May 1, 2018

    This lighting in this tut is stellar, btw. I turn off videos almost instantly when the lighting is bad (something I'm still learning how to master as a student of cinematography), but this video was captivating right off the bat. Lovely job, can't wait to get to a level where someone comments a similar reaction to my stuff! 😛

    Reply
  • simon M

    May 1, 2018

    Make no Sense 3d Tracker with still shot.

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  • M4theus F3lipe

    May 2, 2018

    O tutorial ficaria '' melhor '' se o clip fosse com mais movimento

    Reply
  • Faisal Farooq

    May 2, 2018

    Great work I Luv it

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  • 刘旗辉

    May 3, 2018

    You are good and detailed. Thank you very much. I really want to study. I am sad that I can't speak English. I come from China to steal school

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  • sweetest sebastian

    May 3, 2018

    this is really amazing

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  • Roman Pikul

    May 4, 2018

    I like quality of the video. What device (brand and model) did you film with? 🙂

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  • mm2dip

    May 4, 2018

    Beautiful! thank you so much.

    Reply
  • Insane Pro

    May 4, 2018

    And m in love with her
    I just saw first girl who use after effects 😘love from India

    Reply
  • Fredrick Omollo

    May 4, 2018

    I've been looking at tacos the whole time

    Reply
  • Faizan Hussain

    May 5, 2018

    I want your tacos asp

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  • Harsha R

    May 6, 2018

    Great! Thanks

    Reply
  • Sumeet Rao

    May 7, 2018

    Great video learned something new going to add more unique stuffs good work btw keep making such videos

    Reply
  • Computer Technology

    May 7, 2018

    Awosome

    Reply
  • Ahmed Saad

    May 10, 2018

    Awesome but where do you get the vfx videos

    Reply
  • NBW DOUGHBOY

    May 12, 2018

    You are so Beautiful and Smart.. This is Awesome.

    Reply
  • Sagor Hossen

    May 14, 2018

    m i the only 1 who likes Tacos? 😉

    Reply
  • 5 cheeze

    May 15, 2018

    i love your channel where has it been all my life

    Reply
  • Beuz Deranger

    May 15, 2018

    heyyy good video !!! the sound pleaz
    ?

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  • Filetric

    May 17, 2018

    TACOS

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  • Mohomed Shiyam

    May 18, 2018

    Awesome tutorial…thanks

    Reply
  • karlos regazzoni

    May 20, 2018

    perfect

    Reply
  • Wesley Chapman

    May 21, 2018

    Tacos!!!!!

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  • mamadou bassirou ndiaye

    May 25, 2018

    ooooh

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  • 梁jerry

    May 29, 2018

    Hello, can you share the special effects xinde?

    Reply
  • worloon lv

    June 2, 2018

    这么快就没了 啊。后面怎么弄

    Reply
  • NP Films

    June 2, 2018

    My effect has a bit of shake so it doesn't look 100% locked in. How can I adjust this?

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  • mrdaft

    June 14, 2018

    This made much more sense as it explained why things were done. I love VC, but sometimes he doesn't tell you why you are doing things

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  • ADP PHOTO POINT JASOL & BALOTRA

    June 15, 2018

    Download your project file bat project are not opened

    Reply
  • TS Video

    June 25, 2018

    My after effect can't support this file
    It said this file is used in upgraded version

    Reply
  • BAPI SUTRADHAR

    June 27, 2018

    Oooooooooooooo Grt

    Reply
  • BLADE4 Productions

    July 21, 2018

    WOW what did I just watch LOL So I need some help. I see I am not hollywood ready. lol. So I am trying to add buildings to video footage shot with my drone. Problem is that the building has a slight drift with the movement of my drone. Can you give me an idiots dummed down list of what I can do to fix the drift? I understand most everthing on importing the building in, sizing shaping, yadda ya. I just cant fix the drift. Pointers? Thank you.

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  • Angel

    July 31, 2018

    is Foundry's camera tracker still relevant?

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  • maratha.motion animation

    August 2, 2018

    when you make your next tutorial please speak slowly

    Reply
  • Aarohi Musical Group

    August 9, 2018

    Super

    Reply
  • Daniel Robert

    August 24, 2018

    THANK YOU I WAS BREAKING MY HEAD TO SOLVE THIS, YOU KILLED IT IN LESS THAN 7 MINUTES NICEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Reply
  • Daniel Robert

    August 24, 2018

    YOU JUST GOT A NEW SUBSCRIBER

    Reply
  • Al-Carim Casan

    August 27, 2018

    i love it thank you so much 🙂
    do you have a tutorial about the magic spell..?

    Reply
  • Shiroumx M

    September 17, 2018

    jajajaj krilling´s shirt!! to me it´s even funnier since im Mexican, first time i watched krilling wearing it i laughed so hard

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  • SQUARE V2

    September 30, 2018

    Rita why you are beautiful ??❤❤❤

    Reply
  • Amol Gamer

    October 9, 2018

    I subbed your content is great

    Reply
  • arqitk

    November 18, 2018

    Awesome instructor. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Reply
  • gamer's palace

    November 27, 2018

    This is the best method of doing loved it ,superb!

    Reply
  • After Effects Fun

    December 26, 2018

    AWESOME.. Can you Make a tutorial about Increasing or Decreasing Human Height .

    Reply
  • Sr Piveti

    January 18, 2019

    VAU TOMA NO CU, quem leu é gay kjkj -> passa no meu canal

    Reply
  • Tarun Verma Films

    January 25, 2019

    after tracking it shows me pop like solving camera and my after effects never solved that problem! help me out

    Reply
  • Tarun Verma Films

    January 25, 2019

    hey there please help me

    Reply
  • Haki W

    February 7, 2019

    The toolkit folder from the download is empty so there is no sky or dirt charge. please help

    Reply
  • tammanna dora

    February 20, 2019

    super how create 3d wedding title please one tutorial ………….its indian cimment

    Reply
  • 이세빈

    February 28, 2019

    How Coooooooool this!! This is perfect tutorial about Camera tracker I've ever seen!! Thank a lot!! Subscribe!!

    Reply
  • d i d a

    March 7, 2019

    This cg is really a bit too good for just a fan film.

    Reply
  • Prime Atl

    April 8, 2019

    Nice

    Reply
  • Anthony Miles

    April 14, 2019

    Very nice.

    Reply
  • jimiOvideo

    May 8, 2019

    I'm looking for some help, as I've never done 3D tracking….Your video comes closest to what I'm working on than others on line. I'd like to get your feedback. My question is Can I 3D track a video clip, and apply it to a green screen clip of myself which I'm inserting into the clip I'd be tracking?
    Here's what I'm doing: I'm inserting my self – via Green Screen – behind 2 people in a video clip I already have.
    I've already rotoscoped the clip, so I have Front and Back layers of the same clip. Putting my clip inbetween adds me to the scene. I need to make myself appear to be in the clip when it pans and not as if I was inserted. Can that be done with an inserted video as I'm mentioning?

    In doing the rotoscope part, I noticed the pan in this shot and figured I'd have to 3D track my shot to make it appear natural and not as if it was inserted. . The clip I have moves in a slight pan – only takes 1 sec. The camera pans from "Front/Camera Left" to "Front/Camera Center". My goal, is to use the tracking of the scene to match my shot so I appear more like I'm in the shot.
    Is it possible if I do a fairly static shot of myself, and the 3D tracking of the main clip that I will create the illusion of me being in the original shot. Not sure I can duplicate the pan while shooting my green screen, both in angle and speed. Which would be logical and maybe easier. Thanks in advance for any advice, feedback you can add…(sorry this is a bit long).

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  • Vivian Butler

    May 12, 2019

    Now this is how you do a tutorial….Awesome..by the way do you have any tutorials on using camera with Element 3d metropolitan pack there aren't any real descet tuts out there on this Andrew kramers tut is so, so , but nothing really in depth and he doesn't really do it as clearly as you do your tuts

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  • T-PRODUCCIONES

    May 29, 2019

    Useful tutorial. Thank you.

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  • T-PRODUCCIONES

    May 29, 2019

    Could you please make a detailed tutorial on how to camera track. I feel you know a lot but only shared a bit of it.

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  • T-PRODUCCIONES

    May 29, 2019

    Is it posible to camera track one layer of a multi layered project en Ae?

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  • T-PRODUCCIONES

    May 29, 2019

    Is it posible to camera track one layer of a multi layered project en Ae?

    Reply
  • Trever Krause

    July 6, 2019

    Vary helpful

    Reply
  • Papa

    July 26, 2019

    Um, you forgot to mention that you need "Camera Tracker" installed for this to work.

    Reply
  • Jan G

    August 27, 2019

    Thanks Love You

    Reply
  • Lil Ekoser

    September 2, 2019

    bicht

    Reply

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