NEW TUTORIAL: Magic Tracking

In this exciting new tutorial we will go beyond basic tracking with a new Video Copilot preset for utilizing corner-pin tracking data. This new preset allows you to create dynamic Null Objects based on corner pin data from Mocha AE. It’s a simple solution to getting precise control over your tracking data and the tutorial shows you all you need to know. The explanation is more complicated than the process!

The preset interpolates a specific point based on your corner-pin data so you can attach elements to an infinite plane of a moving shot to fake depth and parallax; without 3D tracking. Trust me, you should watch this tutorial, it may give you some cool ideas! Plus I say some crazy stuff…

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4 years ago
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88 Comments

Chris
4 years ago
This tutorial was awesome, not to mention it was worth watching for the jokes...
4 years ago
Another Great Tutorial!
Here is what I made using this footage and technique Mixing Action Essentials Elements
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnvjuEjsN8I
I hope You Like it!
4 years ago
Wow looks amazingly nice!
here another magic tips similar:

http://vimeo.com/15920209

have a good day all.
4 years ago
its awesome i love new tutorials
4 years ago
Nice! thanx man i need this plugin for work... we don't have anything for 3dtracking... this will relieve me from an extra 30 min of work... its hard to put a 30 foot monster on screen without something like this... anyway i hope you guys see the movie Super8. Here at the office we hard at work designing 3d models for the super 8 characters and set extensions.. we started filming at the end of September... look for my name in the credits as special effects coordinator when it comes out in theaters!!!
4 years ago
I regard every new tutorial as a treat to be savoured once I finish work in the evening. Absolutely loved this one - I know little about Mocha. May they never stop! Thanks!!
4 years ago
I loved this tutorial. The things bout your tutorials, especially the ones on tracking are so simple to understand and get! And this was by far the funniest one :D

Thank you for taking time and making these tutorials Andrew:)
4 years ago
Excellent tutorial... will give this a try!
4 years ago
you are the best.... thanks a lot for nice tutorlials ...
ahahah i think the name of that movie is The Legend ...
ryan
4 years ago
this is pretty awesome (ive been a loyal fan since 2007)
charlie gold
4 years ago
independence day i meant to say
charlie gold
4 years ago
lol, actually Andrew it was "I am legend" not "independent day". great tut
4 years ago
You are amazing!
I really wished VC to make this preset!
Thank you :)
4 years ago
Hey, I just couldn't get this to work. I had 2 issues, but finally resolved it.

Firstly, I have CS3, and used the standalone Mocha AE (pre-CS4) to export a CS3 Compatible Corner Pin Data. However, the exported data is a combination of Corner Pin AND Transform data..... I don't think this works with your preset - so those of you who have CS3 Still (and paid $99 for MochaAE) I think you're out of luck.

So, I tried the newest version of Mocha, and CS5. This time there were 4 output options in Mocha. One of which is Corner Pin Data ONLY. So I tried that. Unfortunately this Data is NOT backwardly compatible with CS3, only CS4+ ...

Anyway, pasting the Corner Pin ONLY Data into CS5, and it still didn't work. Null was drifting all over the place!

Anyway, I solved it - You need to make sure, in Mocha, you DON'T track Perspective. Only Translation, Scale, Rotation, and Shear. NOT Perspective. Then, align surface, export and import into CS4/CS5.

Also, a possible solution for the CS3 issue, by manually editing the keyframe info, it might be possible to export from CS4 version of Mocha and use it in CS3 (http://forum.imagineersystems.com/showthread.php?t=670) But, if you have CS4, why would you need to?? Might be useful to someone out there!

Hope this helps someone!!

Vince.
    jagx
    4 years ago
    Hi Vince, thank u for ur info,

    If u can help me out of my problem rgarding the Mocha Corner pin, ie; Im using CS5, but whn i paste it to after effect, it shows an error, "Please Load some Corner pin Data" I couldn't solve it,

    awaiting for ur solution,

    thanks & regards
    jagx
4 years ago
mantape polll.. :D :D
RicharD17
4 years ago
All your tutorial are very important but this is very very importan Andrew thou of thank to you......God Bless you
Blindpixel
4 years ago
where can I send you a 6pack of coronas?
Goldorachox
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew again and again best instructor (°_°)
rasool
4 years ago
thanks for all of your tutorials
Zombie
4 years ago
Damn it! I cant go anywhere because of people like you...Kramer!

Zombie

P.S. Got any brains?
4 years ago
just a small tip for you, post news regularly instead of not posting for a week and then 2 or 3 at once. Btw you're unbelievable!
rednivog50
4 years ago
This looks f****n awsome....

I Love this
Kai
4 years ago
Infinitely useful. I've been in corner pin hell all weekend. Thanks for this!
4 years ago
Nice french sign !
Vive la France !
4 years ago
Great as always.



M3DD


www.youtube.com/m3DD
4 years ago
Very nice! im excited for the next!
4 years ago
Cool! Thank you very much!
4 years ago
Cool! It looks like the sign is on the footage for real! And the Preset is great!
Andrews’s mom
4 years ago
I'm more excited yo hear the crazy stuff you say!!!
4 years ago
Looking forward to hear the crazy stuff! XD hahaha
4 years ago
Looking cool.. I Wanted to learn about Mocha & Thanx to Andrue Kramer for another new Intresting Tutorial... Cheers !!!
4 years ago
c'est marrant les panneaux en français :-)
moi aussi j'utilise mocha depuis quelques mois,
bravo pour ce tutoriel !

it's funny with french signs :-)
me too, I'm using Mocha since a couple of months,
thanks again for this new tutorial !
4 years ago
thanks Andrew :)
illd
4 years ago
;=) And its even free?
Woohoo! Watching now!
4 years ago
You, sir, are the man.
Dave
4 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Great stuff as always! Why do you always render out stuff as a sequence instead of a movie. What's the advantage?
ehab
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew ;)
Nic
4 years ago
Excellent tutorial and info given here. I've struggled in the past with tracking, this more then helps. Mocha's saved many heartaches for me, now made even better with this info.

You da man!
danny
4 years ago
wow, isn't that movie called "I am Legend" ( you said Independence Day )?
Just saying..but maybe I just didn't hear the irony :-P

great useful tutorial, I think this could be used to literally put any object into a comp
4 years ago
I've been really diving into Mocha ALOT over the last couple of months trying to get different results with tracking.. Can't wait to see what you've come up with here. Thanks!

BTW - Optical Flares - Absolutely the best Plug in I've ever used. Using it a lot lately and I can't imagine my projects now without it. It has added so much. Thanks!
4 years ago
Wow! Can't wait to see this one when I get home! I'm with my notebook on vaca :\
Rutger
4 years ago
Hey, i've only one question...
Do you live in NY??
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew !
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew !
Please Make a new Blog Show!
4 years ago
this is what I am looking for now!!
thanks so much to my andrew, your my man!!
4 years ago
Yaaay... it's NEW TUT DAY!!!! Thanks Andrew!
Antoine Delhaye
4 years ago
Hihi, you know the signs actually are about a garden?
DigitalGreen
4 years ago
lol, everytime there's a new tutorial, I get so excited :D
Daniel
4 years ago
Wasn't it "I'm Legend" with the zombies?
don't know but I think the guy with the red pants was the leader...
Sivafx
4 years ago
Where is footage? It is not in the Project folder!
jorberg
4 years ago
Thanks for the Tutorial Andrew! Looking forward to new products to support you further!
sushy
4 years ago
french sign ahahah
merci andrew !!!!
Lindco
4 years ago
@ TmHigh, Hey you otta try the 3D text technique using Shatter it was a fun two nights experimenting with that and causing the 3D text to explode. I love this stuff !!!
Lindco
4 years ago
This worked really well for compositing extra trees into a scene. Thanks for the tutorial AK. Oh, and thanks for continuing to include some of the basics in each of your tutorials it helps tie together some of the more advanced steps and makes the lessons crystal clear.

One thing I'm a little confused about is, what is a Zombie going to do with cash money? I guess he will just eat the presidents faces out of the center and leave the rest behind.
mystic7
4 years ago
What bums me out even before watching the tut is that picture, with all of those square signs, just ripe for four corner tracking, which tells me that not just any video footage will do for this tutorial. I hope I'm wrong.
chris
4 years ago
... stunning about ur skills that make our lives with AE easier :)
Hendrik
4 years ago
Very nice :)
and also very nice painting :D
4 years ago
Those were some pretty sweet drawing skills haha, cool tutorial as always!
max
4 years ago
where can i find a video, that you use in tutorial? (it not in the project folder)
Joraph
4 years ago
I think this will be a very nice one.
Will the preset work with cs5.
4 years ago
Wow ! , I can not believe this soon
Madhab
4 years ago
Thanks man, u r the genius in AE.. ANDREW.. love u man
4 years ago
Nothing beats some vector matrices in the morning. ;-)
TmHigh
4 years ago
Nice tutorial,its cool when you have a tutorial that you watch and can do something else with it and get creative i love doing my own videos.Again Nice tutorail keep posting :)
Eshita
4 years ago
Love your work :D
Wanjohi
4 years ago
Love it, tracking has been problem to me. But got a solution now.
Jovem
4 years ago
Another great Tut, thx Andrew ;)

I love mocha^^

and the sign is funny : "beyond this limit, the responsability of the garden can not be engaged "^^

ok my english is worst, i know lol

greets from france ;)
Blanky
4 years ago
Ai, nothing special..
D3FO3
4 years ago
Thanks for being there for all of us! Happy fourth quarter.
4 years ago
Andrew Kramer I love you. When I get my Production Company on it's feet, I am buying every product 3 times!
Erick
4 years ago
Thanks, Andrew, as always a great tutorial. :)
Ramzes
4 years ago
Andrew you are an angel!! That's what I needed for my project, and you made tutorial, you reading our minds man:)) thank you very much!!
4 years ago
Thanks for not making another tutorial on "how to blow things up (by buying action essentials)"

This is really useful, in everyday circumstances.
4 years ago
Tracking is always fun, uh, once you get it done and you can add stuff into the footage. Then it's fun.. lol, thanks for the tutorial Andrew!
4 years ago
simply can not wait for the skulls dvd!!!! oh man!
erick
4 years ago
amazing andrew! this is a really helpful information that will save me a lot of time, thank you so much!
4 years ago
Preety nice andrew!!!!! :)
4 years ago
Tracking is always a touchy subject :O
4 years ago
Cool tutorial Andrew, I need to give this a try. And by the way, your painting skills are l33t! :D
Brian Davie
4 years ago
Now I feel really stupid cause I realize that's 7th Ave. But my work is on the other side of Jamba Juice. Can I have an award for dumbest tutorial comment?
Brian Davie
4 years ago
That's my work on the right hand side of the video!! I work at 47th and Broadway! Cool indeed!!
los
4 years ago
sweet deal! good stuff.
matt estrada
4 years ago
tracking has always been my favorite part about AE
with the new improvements and this new preset, i can't wait to get working on some new projects!
JhonyBay
4 years ago
dammit second!! D:
looks nice.. im gonna watch it.. thanks ANDREW!!
Y
4 years ago
Very nice! Always loves when a new tutorial comes out.
4 years ago
This looks interesting man.
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