Beginner’s Guide to Fusion’s Planar Tracker

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

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