Tracking is an essential task for VFX work, and Fusion’s Planar Tracker offers lots of power once you know how to use it.
The planar tracker, put simply, tracks a plane.
It’s designed for any flat surface like a sign, the side of a building, a TV screen, the ground, or part of a distant landscape.
Once you’ve tracked your area, then you can create a PlanarTransform to apply to any element that you want to move along with the tracked plane.
In this video from Casey Faris, you’ll learn about:
- Adding text to Match Move later
- Adding a PlanarTracker node
- Selecting the area to track
- Setting a reference time
- Tracker settings
- Creating a PlanarTransform
- Using it for a sky replacement
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.