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Dave RogersCamera tracker and clone stamp question
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:41:14 pm

Is there a way to link a clone stamp brush stroke to a null generated by the cs6 camera tracker

thanks for any info


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Camera tracker and clone stamp question
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:51:14 pm

Yes you can - it's the ole technique of linking a 2D point to a 3D point using Layer Transformations or known more popularly as "the toComp Expression".

You should first be aware that the Clone Tool provides two position points: (1) source and (2) target. Clone Position found within the Stroke Options section pertains to the source point while the Position property found within the Transform: "Clone name" section relates to the target position for the Clone Stamp Tool.

If you've already generated a solved camera and a tracking Null then linking another 2D Null to the tracking Null works with the following Expression -

// start script
// this script, placed in the position property links a 2D point to a //3D point
L = thisComp.layer("Track Null 1");
L.toComp([0,0,0]);
//end script

Now all you need to do is to find another solved point for either the Clone Source or the Clone Target positions. FWIW, folks usually get confused with which of the clone position properties relate to the source and target - a useful mnemonic is Source comes before Target; just like the alphabet where "S" comes before "T". So the first position property you encounter will be for Clone Source.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Dave RogersRe: Camera tracker and clone stamp question
by on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:38:29 am

Thats exactly what I needed thank you for taking the time to help me out RoRK its much appreciated.

Kind regards

Dave


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Camera tracker and clone stamp question
by on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:20:06 pm

You're most welcome Dave. I'm glad you feel sufficiently confident to move ahead productively.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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