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Greg Burke
Motion Tracking Software
on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:37:46 pm

Hey can anyone recommend good cheap 3d Motion tracking software, I mainly just wanna learn the ins and outs and see if its something Id be interested in before i spend 5,000$. Thanks much!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:19:43 pm

SynthEyes is relatively cheap. Icarus is free. PfHoe and PfHoe pro are pretty cheap.

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Victor Nguyen
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:48:55 am

Michael, how's AE motion tracking compared to these software?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Apr 28, 2011 at 2:23:19 pm

AE's tracking compares to the 3d trackers I mentioned in the same way a hammer compares to a screwdriver; they do very different things. Yes; hammers and screwdrivers both put small metal things into wood, but the kind of metal thing and the reason for use are different.

AE's tracker (and Mocha that comes bundled with it) are both 2d trackers that provide 2d data. The trackers I mentioned are 3d trackers that provide 3d camera data.

Like a hammer and a screwdriver they seem similar, but are very different.

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Michal Trzaska
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:05:56 pm

I would work with Icarus it will give you the foundation without the pressure to learn it all in a 30 day trial. After that I would do the trial versions of each available tracker see how it works, some you can rent for a month, but it's still a lot of money.

The good news is that all this will make you a better 2D tracker and you will find ways to accomplish what you need to using just mocha and some creativity.

Best of luck,

Michal Trzaska
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Zach Shore
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:29:25 pm

Is Icarus still around? I thought it was discontinued or turned into PFTrack/PFHoe?

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Motion Tracking Software
on Jun 24, 2011 at 1:18:30 pm

I don't think Icarus is still being developed (it was the precursor to PF), however it's still out there and it still works.

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