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Eric Guiliani
Tracking a point on a shape layer path
on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:10:09 pm

So I've done some searching but I haven't found much regarding actual shape paths. I am trying to attach a null to a certain point of a shape layer path. Seems its not possible? What are others doing as a workaround? I know they make trackerviz for masks... but anything for shape layer point tracking?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Tracking a point on a shape layer path
on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:18:15 pm

Precompose the animated shape layer, and track the precomp.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Eric Guiliani
Re: Tracking a point on a shape layer path
on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:40:46 pm

Thanks but I don't think that would let me track one specific point and its position data?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Tracking a point on a shape layer path
on Oct 8, 2015 at 9:39:10 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Oct 8, 2015 at 9:52:43 pm

Why not? Precomposing changes the AE render order. AE treats the precomp like another piece of footage. If you can do a track on a piece of video, you can do a track on a precomp.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: Tracking a point on a shape layer path
on Oct 8, 2015 at 9:59:37 pm

Have you tried the demo for BAO Mask Avenger [link]?

Walter Soyka
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