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Tracking in After Effects

1-Day Live Class

Tracking is an art and a science. It involves locating a point or object in your footage as it moves from frame to frame. The resulting data can be used to stabilize footage or solve camera movement. After Effects provides many powerful tracking tools, allowing you to focus on the creative rather than the technical aspects of your job. We will review all the different methods for tracking inside After Effects. Learn which scenario each tool is best suited for, and helps you use your tracking data for specific purposes—effects, rotoscoping or compositing.

Who Should Attend?

After Effects users who want to upgrade their skill set and knowhow


  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects class or equivalent experience.
  • Intermediate Adobe After Effects class or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: One-point tracking

Lesson 2: Two-point tracking

Lesson 3: Mask tracking

Lesson 4: Facial tracking

Lesson 5: Camera tracking

Lesson 6: Planar tracking in Mocha AE.

Lesson 7: Stabilizing and reverse tracking

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