Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, and Product Manager, Martin Brennand recently hosted a webinar showing how to manage and deal with difficult tracking situations. I can’t tell you the number of times I have had to track a shot that seemingly looked simple, only to find that it was much more involved due to some issues I have overlooked with the shot.
As an example of a difficult track, trying to track a completely the reflective surface of a table in a room. The reflection will make it difficult for the tracker to figure out what to track and what is going on in the shot. Mary offers some great tips here for tracking reflective surfaces. The need for tracking reflective surfaces will inevitably pop up during production, either on a cel phone, monitor, or items on set. So that makes this a must-watch if you have ever encountered reflections in a shot you wanted to track.
Mary covers using Adjust Track, compositing with mocha Roto, mocha corner pin on screens, mocha tracking data, mocha 3D solver for NUKE and After Effects, and compositing tasks such as BG replacement and removing markers with offset and roto in AE and Nuke.