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Noel Holland
Tracking text onto surfaces in AE
on Jan 6, 2019 at 4:42:57 am

I know there are tutorials for this but none of them seem to work for my use case. I am attempting to track text onto a slanted surface with slight gradual virtual camera adjustments (video has been rendered with the 3d camera adjustments and I do not have access to the original video to insert my text). My preferred method for this would have been mocha but it distorts and stretches the text. Anything better than manually doing this will do.

Video example:





The thing I'm trying to track looks like 0:01-0:03 with the URL text. I am working with the blank template with all the camera movements already present.


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Tracking text onto surfaces in AE
on Jan 6, 2019 at 7:29:01 am

What exactly have you tried already? 3D camera tracking? 2D tracking? Planar tracking with Mocha?

Any of them should work if your footage is anything like the example.

If the only problem with Mocha is that it stretches the text, can you not unstretch it by adding space around the text?

Would need to see what you are seeing or know what you have tried and with which results to be able to give any real guidance.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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