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Ruud van Gerven
Re: Import an object track from Syntheyes into After Effects
on Aug 20, 2012 at 3:53:15 pm

Hey Nadja!

Your welcome. I've never exported directly from SE to AE so i don't know how that chances from C4D to AE. To be honest i would try to find another tutorial about exporting from SE to AE because thats probably "easyer".

This is how it works (in a nut shell :p ) from SE to C4D to AE:

First you import your footage to SE and do all the tracking to create a scene. SE (Version 2008) doesn't have an export to C4d but no worries, just export to Lightwave and open that file into c4d.

In c4d you are gonna create an object that will function as your ipad text replacement in AE. With use of the tracking points from SE, place a plane and position them at the tracking points so that it moves correctly with the realworld camera.

Add an external compositing tag to your plane layer by right clicking your layer > Cinema4d tags > external compositing. Then enable the checkbox "Solid" and at Size X & Y enter the size of your plane.

The go to render settings and setup your regular save setting. Then go go to Save > "Compositing Project File" field. Enable "save" "Include timline marker" "Include 3D marker" and save your project file.

Now render your file.

Open the blablab.AEC after effects file. Thats about it. In AE open the composition and u can replace the solid layer with your ipad text by dropping it on the solid layer.

Now this is how it should work. I just tested it but had some issues. Im currently on a pc with AE CS5,5 and C4D R13. Tonite im gonna test my c4d r11 version to see if that makes a difference. Ill get back about that later.

I hope my above explination makes any sense haha, and good luck!

Grtz Ruud

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