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Stewart Bourke
Motion tracking / BCC 8 / Vegas 12 Pro / Apply to light - howto
on Dec 23, 2012 at 4:47:40 pm

I have VP 12 pro, bcc 8, win 7 Ulitmate.

Looking to try and motion track a dancer on stage to have the puffy-rays follow the track, but I am having a little difficulty understanding how to apply the motion-tracker to the light source.

I have tracked the dancer no problem but am missing the final link - how to apply the motion tracking data to the light's position. I want to make it as if the light is moving in the same direction as the principal dancer as she moves around the stage, thus making the interactions with the other dancers on stage interesting.

From the docs it looked like I was supposed to use the pixel chooser? But when I do, even thought I set the source to 'light' it does not move when I preview the clip.

Any suggestion on how I can apply motion tracking data to the light's position?

Thanks.


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peter mcauley
Re: Motion tracking / BCC 8 / Vegas 12 Pro / Apply to light - howto
on Dec 23, 2012 at 4:59:26 pm

Hi Stewart,

So once you have completed the motion tracking, you disable the "Track on the Fly" button, and then to set the "Apply" pop-up in the motion tracking group to "Light Source."

I hope this helps,

Peter.



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Stewart Bourke
Re: Motion tracking / BCC 8 / Vegas 12 Pro / Apply to light - howto
on Dec 23, 2012 at 11:11:37 pm

Peter,

Thank you for your quick response.

I found that - thank you - I guess I need to spend less time reading the actual docs, and more time actually going through each of the properties. I had become hung-up about trying to work with the pixel chooser.

That works perfectly (and gives a superb effect).

Thank you again.

Stewart


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James Houghtaling
Re: Motion tracking / BCC 8 / Vegas 12 Pro / Apply to light - howto
on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:56:54 am

I'd love to see a clip of what you've come up with.

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My Hardware:
Core i7 2.67GHz; Nvidia GTX580, 12 gig RAM Win7 64bit.

My Software:
Vegas Pro V11 with Boris Continuum Complete 8, VASST Ultimate S; Bluff Titler; AE5; PhotoPaint and other stuff.


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Stewart Bourke
Re: Motion tracking / BCC 8 / Vegas 12 Pro / Apply to light - howto
on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:11:00 pm

Still working on this - I am educating myself before next season's shows so I will have not have to start from scratch - will post something when I feel it is worth viewing...

Thanks for the interest.


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