Working With the 3D Camera Tracker in Fusion

VFX Artist Simon Ubsdell Shares Some Workflow Recommendations for Working With the New 3D Camera Tracker in Fusion 9

Simon Ubsdell covers the basics for working with Fusion 9’s 3D camera tracker, offering some workflow recommendations along the way.

Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 included an entirely new 3D camera tracker that can analyze the motion of a live action camera in a shot and reconstruct the motion path in Fusion’s 3D space. Fusion’s 3D Camera Tracker can also auto analyse the shot and calculate lens focal length and lens distortion.

It’s an easy system to work with, yet if you don’t have a plan for tracking. “Camera tracking can be a frustrating experience if you don’t have a sound strategy for going about it.” Ubsdell says. Watch Ubsdell share tips about effective masking of your scene, viewing and editing the point cloud, using the right tools to set up a definitive ground plane, how to cast a shadow onto your background, and more, in his 15 minute tutorial. Pretty much everything you need to get started!

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  1. Qrious

    Cool tutorial. Interested in checking out Fusion’s capabilities.