When I try to 'Analyze Motion' the little yellow crosshairs do not appear. The Analyze Motion tab appears in the behaviors box but I can't do anything because the crosshairs aren't their so I can't select a part of the image to track.
Has anybody had this problem before? How can I correct this?
Just wondering if you ever found the problem. I am having the same problem with Motion 4. Most layers or groups won't even take the Analyze Motion behaviour. Just separate video layers will. When I apply the Match Move behaviour to a text layer the tracker is not visible at all and yes all my view items are turned on.
You have to understand how the Analyze Behavior works. It is meant to analyze the pixels in a video layer. It will not work on text objects, or shapes, or groups. In fact you don't need it to work on those layers.
If you're trying to pin a text object to a video element then here is how you do it. Apply the analyze motion behavior to the video bkg element. Attach the tracker and analyze the motion. Apply the Match Move behavior to the text object. Drag the Analyze Motion behavior into the source well of the Match Move behavior.
I guess I should give more details of exactly what I'm trying to do. I have a map from Photoshop that I put over a black floor object in Motion and with properties rotate to the vertical around Z. I have it reflecting into the floor plane. I then applied a Camera to the two grouped objects to dolly in to a specific point. At this point many layers of roads Write on to the map.
What I'd like to do is create place names that are locked to a point on the map as it rotates and is zoomed in through the dolly move of the Camera. I was hoping to have the text objects stay horizontal through the move and possibly scale.
Now I thought I could Analyze a spot on the map group and then apply a Match Move to the Text layer pinning it as you suggested.
Is there a way to do this? Do I need to export out the map move and re-import it as a video clip?
Seems to me a cumbersome work around. I would have thought that Motion could decipher the pixel moves even in a group.