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Brett Putman
Point Tracing/Tracking
on Apr 21, 2011 at 5:20:44 pm

I have always wanted to know how do some really cool point tracking like the examples I have linked to below.

I am very familiar with the point tracking system in After Effects, but I have never looked into how to create the lines between the tracking points that move and resize along with them.

I could do this manually, but that would take forever. There has got to be a better way to accomplish it, wether it be with a plug-in or some feature in AE that I am just not aware of.

Anyways, take a look at the examples below and see if you kind people can help to nudge me in the right direction.

THANKS!





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Walter Soyka
Re: Point Tracing/Tracking
on Apr 21, 2011 at 5:49:14 pm

You can link the starting and ending points on the Beam effect [link] to your trackers.

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Brett Putman
Re: Point Tracing/Tracking
on Apr 21, 2011 at 6:27:15 pm

Sweet!

I knew that was an easy solution that I just wasn't aware of.

Thanks!


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Walter Soyka
Re: Point Tracing/Tracking
on Apr 21, 2011 at 7:21:45 pm

[Brett Putman] "Sweet! I knew that was an easy solution that I just wasn't aware of. Thanks!"

You're welcome. I'm glad I could help.

That's part of the fun of After Effects -- there are often so many different ways to do the same thing. The hardest part is usually just figuring out the easiest way to accomplish something.

Walter Soyka
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RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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