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Frank MuldoonNascar tracking
by on Jan 4, 2010 at 6:21:02 pm

I am trying to replicate the Nascar effect where a point of a triangle tracks the position of the car and attaches to a stationary box with video/data. I thought I could do it with masks but I have come to realize the individual points of the mask are not actually keyframed rather the whole mask shape is one unit.
Any ideas?

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Bartek SkorupaRe: Nascar tracking
by on Jan 4, 2010 at 7:23:34 pm

You can't key individual points of mask, but someone has the solution. Not straight, but works. Check it out:

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Nascar tracking
by on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:06:28 pm

You could also do it by using corner point under the distortion effects. Make your triangle with the corner pin effect and tie the pointy corner of the triangle's corner pin to your tracker with an expression.

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Frank MuldoonRe: Nascar tracking
by on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:29:07 pm

As usual the brilliant minds of Creative Cow have come to the rescue. Thanks for the great advice!



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