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Justin Dean
Motion Tracking
on May 3, 2013 at 2:49:47 am

What does motion tracking actually do? Every time I see someone motion track footage it looks exactly the same.

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John Cuevas
Re: Motion Tracking
on May 3, 2013 at 12:52:44 pm

Motion tracking is track the motion in a scene. Say you have a hand-held shot of a billboard and you want to change the what is on that billboard, you would motion track the shot, which generates information about position, rotation and scale, now you can use that information to take a different picture and place it on the billboard.

Here's a real simple tutorial that explains it:

If you really want to learn AE, then I would suggest you look at this page with has links to a lot of free learning resources. Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, & CS6)

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