Hi Mokey friends:
I am a complete novice at this and am working with the trial version of Mokey that I downloaded a few days ago. I have studied your tutorials very closely.
I am testing a 6-sec HD MOV clip of a simple pan of a rocky hillside in the background and a stone pillar in the foreground. The stone pillar is red while the hillside is green and thus sticks out like a sore thumb and easy to track.
I have made my background layer the hillside which is a vertical rectangle that includes the stone pillar through the entire track. Also on this layer, I have included contours outside of the rectangle to give this layer as much information as I can. My foreground layer is the stone pillar. I have successfully tracked each layer, and double checked their track by then stabilizing each layer to see if they remain "rock solid", which they do.
But when I then go to remove the stone pillar after selecting "modify range" in the key-frame controls box, the stone does not go away... at all... zip. The magic doesn't happen. It's like it's just another great track of the stone pillar.
I have a feeling I'm neglecting something really simple, or maybe am the classic example of one who doesn't grasp the 2-D planar tracking system!
Thanks for your help.
Cat in Colorado