Working with Adobe After Effects can easily turn your work process into a nightmare-ish experience, especially when your deadline is approaching fast and your clients are eager to see the finished product.
A couple of days ago we presented you with a breeze tutorial on how to add more value to your commercial video by adding Quicktime-based mattes from Rampant Design.
Today we have another tutorial from the CEO and founder of the company Sean Mullen that shows how to use motion tracking in After Effects in order to create very powerful effects that will add more production value to our videos.
Using Mocha AE tracking in After Effects is actually quote easy and quick at the same time. It requires minimum effort for a maximum result. Simply select your footage in the After Effects scene, go to the Animation menu and select Track in Mocha AE.
Mocha AE is a powerful motion tracking and roto utility created for VFX artists and editors. It’s the ideal compliment utility for post-production challenges. Use Mocha AE for shots that cause other trackers to fail, out of focus footage, obscured and blurred objects even elements that go off-screen. You can save time by reducing manual keyframes. The software comes with After Effects 5.5 and later versions as well.
Here is another great tutorial from Rampant on locking down titles using the Camera Tracker and Shadow Catcher in Adobe After Effects:
Make sure that you check all the tutorials from Rampant Studio. There is a ton of valuable and useful information about creating some great visual effects in almost every run-and-gun situation.