74. 3D Crater p1
• Use Boujou to solve 3d camera movement from footage
• Export camera data for After Effects and 3D Max
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Sep 30, 2008
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This tutorial is part 1 of 3.
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334 Responses to "3D Crater p1"
Andre
08/26/2013
Hi andrew, can i do this tracker with the MOCHA?
dexter
12/12/2013
Cinema 4d and after effects is way way better than any other tracking softwares... AE CC and Cinema 4d try them its very easy to track
RUSHi
10/11/2013
Dude..mocha is a 2d tracker..
marwin
03/28/2013
can anyone tell me please what application(s) that can create effects 3d modelling etc. other than the video :D
Andrew
01/08/2013
How do you do this if you don't have a 3D program like 3DMax or Boujou?
Raul
04/30/2014
There are many 3d software you can use
Theis
02/22/2013
You apply on Autodesk's website for a student copy (that's free) :)
david tarter
11/06/2012
one of the first sentinces, "we are going to use after effects, 3ds max, and boujou THOSE ARE THE F***ING MOST EXPENSIVE PROGRAMS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET *sob* please make cheaper tutorials. THEN I will completely WORSHIP you, seriously you are AWESOME but I would literally shoot myself if there isn't a way to do this in, cinema 4d and premiere.
Isaac Sandy
04/03/2013
Now I understand that the interface and the process are completely different, but I think you can use blender to achieve a similar effect. And, its free 100%, so no harm trying!
Mathias
02/13/2013
Professional fimlmaking is not cheap...otherwise the world will be crowded of millionares cinema directors, etc. And believe me...those are not the most expensives ones...
J. Jonas Guevara
09/02/2012
3D Camera tips ...: Just great !
Thnk !
Taz Olson
07/31/2012
The script refuses to load in 3Ds max
Aydan Saunders
09/17/2012
You might need to ad a missing parentheses in the script. Look for any out of place or missing ones. Then just do file, save (not save as) and rerun the script. Hope this helped!
Hunter
05/08/2012
Hey andrew,
Why do you have to change the z axis to the y axis? i dont exactly get that. Thanks
kyle walker
03/15/2012
how do you bring this 3d camera track into after effects
andre
02/14/2012
cant handle any more extra programs... adobe and 3dmax is enough for me hehe
ELPIRATA
02/04/2012
AWESOME!
Dave
02/04/2012
uhm...sorry i've a little problem...when i start the camera solve and then go to 3D option...i've the axis of my space in another direction:
Y as Z for example....any ideas? O.o

PS: i'm using another video with different camera view
Dave
02/03/2012
HI EVERYBODY! I NEED HELP!
I CAN'T DRAG & DROP ANY FILE WITH 3Ds MAX 9!!!!
NOTHING!!!
WHY?? :(
Alex
10/08/2011
Isn't the foundry camera tracker plug-in better?
Alexandre
01/24/2012
Well, Camera Tracker is like 250$, and this is 10 grands. I have a feeling that it's better than camera tracker.. lol
JH
10/06/2011
erm can someone help me with this? I've do everything the same as the video, but when I import the .ms file into 3ds Max it says something like:
--Syntax error: at ), expected <factor>
--In line: filename = "D:/movies/meteo/RawFootage01_.ifl

Btw, I'm using Autodesk 3ds Max 2011.
pls HELP! :(
Steven
07/06/2012
I know this comment was posted a while ago, but I know the fix. Basically just delete the bracket at then of the file path on the line above the highlighted one when the windows pops up after trying to import to 3DS Max. Then save it, and try again.
Jonathan
06/29/2012
Same! Stranded on a cold and lonely beach with one other guy that I dont really find that attractive to try anything on so I'm pretty much alone. Can anyone help me/us?!
Celles Nunes
09/21/2011
Hey, can someone help me? I did the steps exactly the same way AK. In Boujou the points are ok, but when i export data do Afx, the points are floating, they are not 100% connected to where it's suppose to be.
by the way, your tutorials are amazing, Andrew! I started learning AFX with videocopilot and i'm very grateful.
Brun
09/06/2011
Hey love the videos but please help! If i drag a video into a new comp it plays at normal speed but if i drag a video onto the square crater scene above the null objects the videos speed is to fast for the null? please help
Akhi
09/03/2011
Ak, can u make a dedicated a tutorial to boujou please i need some more help understanding it.
Jules
08/04/2011
I found watching this very difficult becauser I was laughing so much at the fictional studio ;)
Jordan
07/11/2011
Hey, i have a MAJOR problem with Boujou! It wont open! i get an error message, and i would post it but I alreadry uninstalled it to try and reinstall it. What do i do to make it run? Ive tried running it as an admin, running it in windos xp service pack 2 compatibility, and all the basic things. Please help, theres nothing on the internet about it!
VINCE
06/02/2011
I have a problem in Boujou, everytime I import a file( Jpeg seq.) it always crashes and i can't start any projects , hope that you can help me with this. :( :(
Speed
05/25/2011
Hello Sir, Thank you soo much for your tutorials but this is the only one tutorial that gets bugged with me, and i can't get through this one.

When you click on Edit>Camera. My menu isn't same as yours. like, there are no settings for editing the FPS of camera. I got Boujou 5.0 and when i export the data for Adobe After Effects, the Null objects don't remain the same, they are like shruggling around on the screen.

Please help. Will be very thank full.

Best Regards
crazykm
07/16/2011
Hi speed,
I had the same problem with my aftereffects export... the null objects jumped around when imported to AE.
I managed to solve the problem by going in to taskview(it's the tab near toobox on the left side of the screen of boujou), chosing cameras, expanding camera and double clicking your sequence. This opens up the properties for that sequence.
The frame rate of that is just never the same for me as the frame rate of the imported sequence eventhough I set it as the framerate of the scene from after effects.
Synchronise this frame rate and i think you would be able to see results after you re-export the points.
Hope this helps
Philip
05/05/2011
Wow! thanks i really needed this tutorial because im making a call of duty black ops movie on youtube.
Jack Fahnestock
03/14/2011
Hah, in this video, you made a "War of Worlds" reference. Didn't you, cause there was an alien ship that came out of the ground to destroy the world in that movie. The way I put that makes me seem like a geek but I'm not; just an average kid.
kosa
03/10/2011
umaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa----thanks

Thanks man. You are my teacher.
hank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Andrew

You´re the man
Victor - DS FILM
03/10/2011
Nicee!The Brazil Thank you! and I also
nand013
02/23/2011
that was awesome of some awesoming in awesomeness...
thanks for tutorial
steven
02/10/2011
lol. you forgot the bathroom in the studio... i would hate to work there
Aluminium
02/05/2011
amazing!
farawola
01/19/2011
Ohhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyy Godnessssssssssss
WTF ... very amaaazing dude'
BIGLI
01/14/2011
this is program---3DS Max
Union
01/02/2011
2 WeirdScience: Big Thanks, Man! It's realy worked!
sgnproductions
12/10/2010
When I try to render my video in after effects it comes up with a error saying write permissions problem (-61). Can anyone help.
WeirdScience
12/01/2010
If anyone is having problems importing into 3ds Max...here is the fix I used. After you have exported your Boujou 5 tracking data to a 3ds Max file, open up 3ds Max 2010, go to MAXscript, open the script and then delete this:

b=openBitMap("D:/Projects/THE METEOR/RENDERS/Crater Raw Seq/Crater Raw_.ifl")
b.numframes = 171
setAsBackground b
setBkgImageAnimate true
setBkgImageAspect #output
setBkgFrameRange [0, 171, 1]
setBkgStartTime 0
setBkgSyncFrame 0

setRendApertureWidth 14.7574
renderHeight = 720
renderwidth = 1280
renderPixelAspect = 1.00004
frameRate = 24

animationrange = interval 0 171

SAVE the file and then open up MAXScript again and then RUN script. All done.
Works for me anyways.
Saurabh Kumar
12/17/2012
Thans Buddy.....Its realy works
Niko
03/22/2012
:*
Divinitymagic
06/14/2011
Wierdscience, your the man!! Thanks for this, i was about to launch my pc out the window
chen
11/17/2010
sorry,I have no idear that i cant leave message in Chinese here.
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11/17/2010
???????????????
kaushal
10/26/2010
you are the best
Guille
10/07/2010
First of all .... thanks for this great help!

I have a problem with the tutorial (74. 3D Crater p1) when I export the points tracking of boujou to after effects, the points appear as me square in the center of the screen, do not understand why you do this, if I do everything as Andrew explains.

I use after effects cs3 and boujou 4, is this something to do??
nahzat
10/05/2010
thanks alot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot
we have too much problem here in afghanistan, but u solved it
Chris
08/01/2010
Hey everyone, this guy has another tutorial on Boujou that is a great supplement to this one. It goes into a bit more detail and has more ways to optimize the track.

http://vfxworld.kilu.de/Tutorials/MatchMove/Boujou_Beginner.html

And thank you Andrew for all of your tutorials!
jay
06/10/2010
hello can u help me plz
i have tracked footage with boujou
exporting the camera for max
when i plase object in max every thing shaking mean camera r not giving prefect result which is boujou showing me
sam eer
06/10/2010
i face one interview in that time this tutorial more help me. just thank you it is not enough for you
Sergey Mihaylov
06/09/2010
HELLO FROM UKRAINE!!!)))
Andrew, you are the best!
thank you for all your tutorials!
It was wery useful for me)
Ri-Shady(BRASIL)
04/30/2010
I found what I needed, thank Krammer. If you can send me more details and articles would be grateful.

<Achei o que precisava, muito obrigado Krammer. Se você me puder mandar mais detalhes e artigos ficaria grato.>
sandy
04/24/2010
HI ANDREW,
WHENEVER 1 SELECT A POINT IN BOUJU AFTER THE CAMERA SOLVE ALL THE REST OS THE DESELETCTED POINTS ALSO TURN GREEN.. same problem is with me. plz help.
SAM
02/08/2011
I´ve got the same problem
petta
04/21/2010
how we can implemnat this with after effects and maya....
FARAZ RAY
03/19/2010
very look that nice :)
Somebody
01/02/2010
'Now that we are on track...' lol Tracking points, ...on track...Get it?
msm
12/23/2009
thank you for this Tutorial
VFX course
11/16/2009
This is great material. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. My friends and I appreciate this very much.<br><a href="http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/training/courses-main/visual-effects.html">VFX course</a>
Olgun Urgaç
11/06/2009
Great Tutorial ;)
fghdfgdg
09/02/2009
this is just amazing.
mike
08/26/2009
very nice info...let me add my 2 cents to this blog by sharing a really good resource of 3ds max tutorials at http://appslog.com/blog/1-blog/796-huge-list-of-3ds-max-tutorials.html

they really have a huge list of tutorials.
carl
08/21/2009
WEW! huhuhu i think im gonna cry!! Ure a God on AE! i wish i could also do this on my own...
colton
08/02/2009
i have a MAJOR problem, when i export the camera to were ever i wont, and i manually go there myself i do not see that camera i exported but when i try to export another once i can see it through the browse button? and becuase of this i cannot do the camera tracking inside of studio max. the "Max Script" is not appearing when i need it?

colton109@hotmail.com
please help me
steveaxp
07/31/2009
Andrew Kramer i have a problem, i do all the thinks right but when i watch the video the text is moving! you know why?
DarkEntity
07/25/2009
wow.that was a powerful software,like a motion capture camera and very expensive too..Man,everything is so expensive with this line,he,he,he...thanks a lot sir Andrew,you're the best there is!
sid_lucky2002
06/15/2009
HI ANDREW,
CAN ANY1 HELP ME WITH DIS..
WHENEVER 1 SELECT A POINT IN BOUJU AFTER THE CAMERA SOLVE ALL THE REST OS THE DESELETCTED POINTS ALSO TURN GREEN.. I'HV FOLLOWED XACTLY WT U SAID BUT DIDNT SOLVE THE PROB DOSE NY1 KNOW WT SHD I DO..
HELP ME MY EMID IS
sid_lucky2002@yahoo.co.in
gin-kalen
06/09/2009
Is it possible to make this tutorial with PFTracker, I am not getting the same results. I keep getting that slipping of the objects. So if you can, show me what I need to do.
thanks alot.

P.S. Your doing gods work here, short from walking on water, but with AE, I'm sure you can!
Hafeez
06/06/2009
Just a small tip for people who stop with this Part 1 tutorial and not go to Part 3. 'coz of that none of the NULLS stick to the plane and keep moving.

The hint is in the end of Part 1 when Andrew says, "It gets little tricky for this composition". The trick is the Pixel aspect ratio correction by adjusting the Camera Zoom value (*1.111) and changing the comp to 1280 * 720, which Andrew explains in the beginning of Part 3.

Hope this helps people like me who didn't cross Part 1 due to 3DS Max

Now my Nulls stick to the footage like a leech.
stig olsen
06/04/2009
Thanx Andrew (from Norway)

I have a problem importing my boujou-file into After Effects. There is no null-objects visible on my timeline. You know what is wrong? Its just one layer.
Satish Salvankar
06/01/2009
good one
Dillon Pearce
05/21/2009
Very nice tutorial! ROFL at the end ' A cold refreshing... pepsi' first joke I actually laughed properly at :P
akif
05/13/2009
Hi Andrew;
First of all thanks for all those useful tutorials, basic training, videos, pictures, free effects... i really love way you teaching. clear voice, good quality videos and important tips. my english is very poor but i can understand every words of you say. that's really good for me.
with kind regards from Turkiye.
Killerz
05/06/2009
gud work dude...
it really helps a lot..
lal604
04/28/2009
how long have u been animating now?
Deepak
04/08/2009
hello andrew sir, i want to tell u why you do not use maya for 3d work .
kanath
04/07/2009
hi like your tutorials vmuch. very use full things
walkworld
04/02/2009
I was wondering, when you import the boujou camera into AE the comp resolution seems to be different from the export resolution. when I export at 1920x 1080 I get a comp that is 1728 x1080. I noticed this happened in your tutorial as well. My question is , what is the correct way to scale this comp to fit the original footage? (or vise versa) and why does this occur? I saw another tutorial in which the author manually scaled his footage to fit the size of the new comp but I was wondering if there is a better way. Forgive me if this has been asked already but I dont have time to read through all of the "cool tutorial!" "wow great job!" comments in order to find out. Having said that , cool tutorial! great job!
DT
03/24/2009
Hello Mr Andrew, you an amazing man, i like all your tutorial and you work, anf how you teach the tutorial, i am animator 2D 3D, and character designer, but thank you very much i learn from you very much thing in less time, keep going on man
adam
03/19/2009
Andrew, you lightened up a depressing week, and ignited long forgotten ideas within me!
This spring will be one full of projects, but now, thanks to you i can't fall asleep (it's 1.a.m in vienna)

;)
thx,
adam
weed906
03/06/2009
WOW ! you're a god
weed906
03/06/2009
Thank you Andrew
weed906
03/06/2009
Awesome thanks Andrew
irfan rasyid
03/03/2009
thanks a lot da tutorials, it' really helpfully
23_Skidoo
02/27/2009
Maaaannn....! I've been following you're exploits for a long time. now that you've gotten into 3D, i've finally figured out what sets you apart from other tutorials out there.... you keep it simple. your results are the same as the other guys... but your approach is the best. keep knockin 'em outta the park...!
ALex
02/17/2009
hi , but the project file ???compliments for all file :)
afrokun
02/17/2009
andrew y i can't use boujou coz all da point will turn green when i clik on da yellow one ...
i oso use ctrl to try oso cannot do lo
plese help me
afrokun
02/17/2009
nice tutorial andrew..:D
but i hv problem when using boujou,
because when i clik on da point after ucing camera solve, all da point turn green and i already try using CTRl key also cannot solve da problem
tanks
ylx
02/02/2009
Good!!!!!!!. how can make a jet fly over my head using 3d tracking? there is nothing to track when i point the camera in the sky
bonz
01/18/2009
avantang...pangama po vagu
Koray
01/16/2009
Hi ,
Very nice tutorial.But when i'm import *.ma file, *.mov and add text tool movie is not matching. Text position equal a null.But text or nulls rockin' , not fixed.Help for it. :) You rock !
Arnold Stafford
01/13/2009
Thanx man for what you are doing for the motion graphics community.Just brilliant.
BARDIA ELMI
01/02/2009
Thank you Andrew.
What was the name of 3d traking software.

LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
Kevin
12/29/2008
Another AMAZING tutorial!!

I just bought AE CS4 (actually the whole Adobe Production Premium suite) and it came with "Mocha for AE CS4" and I have no idea what it's for. It looks a lot like this Boujou. Do you know if it's for 3D tracking??

Keep up the great work!
Thomas
12/17/2008
What an amazing tutorial, and you make them free for us ? What a great person you are. I really don't know how to thank you, just the word "Thanks" is not enough.
Austin Petz
12/11/2008
what web-site do u get the Hole or crater
Dave
12/09/2008
All things is very fantastic tutorial.
Go around the world, Andrew! Don't forget to landing in Indonesia ^^
blip
12/04/2008
Thank you for these amazing tutorials. The 3DS Max bits have been very exciting and helpful. Big shout to A.K.
Philip Canvin
12/02/2008
dammit andrew i could kiss you
MrGibblet
11/27/2008
Haha, well done, Andrew.

I am a big fan of all your tutorials and everything.
It has helped me a lot so far, and I plan to take up Film Editing and Special Effects as a career.

Well, great work man!
Mark W.
11/26/2008
OMG!

I work in the design department of a post house and I AM the one guy with a Zune!
emrah
11/24/2008
te?ekkür ederim andrew
Pierre
11/22/2008
Huge tutorial, thanks a lot
Boujou after effects 3ds max... magic !
Menelaos
11/22/2008
Thx A lot. This is great tutorial. Great help. Keep on with this style of tutorial(I like the tuts wich have a general and particular use like this one here)

It goes deep into real prodaction
Mr.i2nee
11/22/2008
I Call it the Incredible Package :
After Effects - PhotoShop
3DS Max
boujou
Cristiao Lisboa
11/12/2008
Muito legal esse tutorial e espero que ão demores a postar mais tutoriais. sou do Brasil e gostei muito do site. Valeu, até mais feras
Chris
11/09/2008
Hey!
First of all, this tutorial rocks - again!
But I'm interested in another thing. You talk about the 3D TEXT Tutorial. But i can't find it anywhere. So maybe u can help me! If there isnt already a whole tutorial about it out there i'd love to see a tutorial creating a 3D text like in the opening sequence of "PANIC ROOM". Cause i just dont get it and i am desperate. I think i have to track the motion of the real 2D Footage and ajust it to the title, right?! But... like i said... i just don't get it! Hope u give me an answer! Greetings from good old Germany. Chris
chouchong
11/06/2008
hi andrews thanks a lot man. how is wife
Hares
11/06/2008
Andrew Si U R Fantaastic That Tutorial is Fantastic
jeff
11/01/2008
only God is bigger than andrew cramer,andrew u r better than curt cobain!! thanx alot
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