Tips for Working With the Object Tracker in C4D

Sean Dove Gives Some Tips for Working With Cinema 4D’s Object Tracker, Tracking Footage With Any Objects

One of the best things about Cinema 4D is that you have an expanded set of VFX tools that live right in the application. You can track, calibrate camera angles, project, and recreate a 3D scene from photographs. When it comes to visual effects tools, C4D has both camera tracking to track scenes and an object tracker that can track objects things in the scene.

Walking through how the camera tracker works within C4D is 3D artist and motion designer Sean Dove. his latest tutorial shows the very basics of the object tracker system in Cinema 4D. Sean shows how you can track a target from live footage and then use that information to replace the object with your 3d work. There are also some tips in here showing what objects works best within the scene for tracking.

Cinema 4D’s Object Tracker can quickly rebuild the motion of the camera along with any number of objects in the scene, bridging the 2D and 3D worlds. You can add 2D User Tracks for the features of the object and assign them to the Object Tracker – then repurpose them based on just the tracks or with the help of reference geometry.