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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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30 Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking allows you to add an object to a scene after it was shot – if you’re both lucky and good…

In the last chapter, we covered the core concepts behind using the Motion Tracking and Stabilization engine. In this chapter, we will cover the additional features required to make one layer follow a feature in another layer, making them appear they were originally shot together, or just to coordinate their actions. We have included several realworld examples for you to practice with.

Tip: Displaying Track Keyframes

Preferences > Display > Motion Path determines how many keyframes you see at any one time in the Comp and Layer panels. If you find your track keyframes “disappearing,” select the All Keyframes option; if your ...

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