Although the last release of After Effects had a focus on building a new underlying engine that would make Ae feel like a modern application, there were some new features added to After Effects CC 2015.

One of those feature,s was the technology that was embraced in Adobe’s Character Animator – the Face Tracker. After Effects’ Face Tracker is really simple to use. All you have to do is create a mask and choose how it will be tracked in the Tracker panel. The Face Tracker then outputs all kinds of detailed data that you can use in your compositing or visual effects workflow.

Here, Evan Abrams shows how you can use the new Face Tracker features in Ae, with some possibilities for practical use. You can easily copy and paste the keyframes that are generated by the Face Tracker to other layers and attributes, but here Evan shows how to use some expressions that will make that task a little more effective. Evan also provides a little review of the Face Tracker feature in Ae – Find out if it cuts the mustard.


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