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MaskTracker

AE Tracking and Roto Tips Part 3: Quick and Easy Rotoscoping Workflow

Rotoscoping - the art of isolating objects in a video using animated masks - is usually very tedious. In this tutorial I show you a very quick and easy technique to create rotoscopings for objects that are not changing too much in shape and have a clearly visible edge.
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Beauty Retouch in AE Part 4: Effective Face Tracking with the Mask Tracker

In this part we focus in using the mask tracker built into After Effects for face tracking. The face tracker has an automatic feature to detect the outline of the face, but often the result is not 100% accurate. Hence, we show an easy workflow to fix the track using the "name your own price" extension KeyTweak.

We also show how to remove wrinkles on the moving face using stabilized precomps which we create with MaskTracker+.

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How to refine and correct a mask tracked with the Mask Tracker of After Effects

When you track a mask with After Effects' mask tracker, it contains lots of keyframes such that it is almost impossible to modify it afterwards. In this tutorial you learn a quick and simple technique to modify such masks.
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AE Mask Tracker - handling foreground elements

In this quick-tip tutorial you learn how to do a track with the After Effects mask tracker if the object you want to track is partially hidden by a foreground element.

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Efficient rotoscoping using the mask tracker with few keyframes

If you use the After Effects mask tracker for rotoscoping, it generates a keyframe for your mask on each frame. This makes later tweaking of the mask very complicated. Learn in 1 minute how to solve this problem with MaskTracker+.
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MaskTracker+ in depth tutorial

Chapters

  1. tracking with the mask tracker
  2. moving layers
  3. corner pin
  4. moving masks
  5. stabilized precomp (no skew & perspective)
  6. stabilized precomp (with skew and perspective)

Final Result

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How to change the tracking region over time in MaskTracker+

Description

In this tutorial we create a simple film title by tracking some texts and a picture on a wall. For the tracking we use the After Effects Mask Tracker in combination with MaskTracker+.

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MaskTracker+ solutions for the constant vertex count issue

Chapters

  1. the problem: masks with changing vertex count
  2. solution 1 - don't track perspective
  3. solution 2 - use masks with straight edges
  4. solution 3 - retrack only problematic frames with other mask

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