I'm coming to Smoke from an FCP and After Effects background, and whilst it's early days, I like it! It's point tracker in particular is great, much better than the one in AE, and mostly very easy to use even as a first timer playing about and trying to learn the ropes. However - and this may partly be due to me never having used nodes for compositing - whilst the tracker is pretty much just there on the timeline, I can't find it within connectFX, or any tutorials/videos that show how to do this. Nodes seem to be the key thing to learn in Smoke, and I'm pretty happy with how I've done so far (worked out light wraps, etc for keys), but this is one of the key things that's really got me stuck. Any help or pointers would be much appreciated. Thanks!
As Brian wrote, the tracking tools in CFX are available in multiple places in CFX depending on what you are trying to achieve. You can use the 2D Transform tool which has the same tracking/stabilization tools as in the Axis tool plus more and in the Action node. Any tool that has transformation parametres will have access to the tracking/stabilization tools. I recommend you watch the videos Grant Kay has created on his Blog. http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/discreetuk While some of these videos were created with earlier versions of Smoke (prior to 2013) they are still very valuable in learning. They are also available on YouTube.
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