Missing a step on this whole tracking thing


#1

Hey everyone, first time posting here!

Basically I’m trying to track an animation over a phone and I’m having trouble getting the sizing correct and to get the animation to follow the tracking without warping. I have some examples…

Video of current Tracking: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qy28v0zxs9zmhrg/insta1_Animation_2.mov?dl=0

Screenshot of Mocha Tracking: https://imgur.com/J620MU5

I feel like i’m missing some important step or idea for using the layer export option.


#2

I think you’re missing the align surface step. Let me give you that tutorial! https://borisfx.com/videos/align-surface-and-mismatched/

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help you.

Cheers,
Mary


#3

Thanks for the response Mary!

So I looked over that video. The only problem is I have a comp with a video that i’m tracking and not a flat image that I can fit to size. I could Go in and stretch every piece to the comp? Also, I’m a bit confused as to when i use the align surface tool?


#4

If you line up your image on the first frame, precomp it to the size of your comp moving all attributes into the new composition, you can then use align surface on frame one and apply the mocha corner pin to your precomp. That should work.

Cheers,
Mary