Seamlessly integrate new elements into your footage with the new 3D Camera Tracker in Adobe® After Effects® — the industry standard in motion graphics and visual effects software. Efficiently analyze your 2D footage to create 3D track points, and add virtual cameras so you can insert new or modified objects into your sequences. Build your shots the way you see them in your imagination, and bring your artistic vision to life.
More and more productions today make use of CG elements in live-action cinematography. Modern audiences expect these elements to blend together seamlessly. With the 3D Camera Tracker, you have the tools to create beautifully assembled visual effects shots and motion graphics sequences, including smoothly shifting perspective, shadows, and reflections.
Reverse-engineer your footage to establish your camera positions in virtual 3D space. The 3D Camera Tracker extracts the angles and lens used in your shot and creates a virtual camera in After Effects to match them. At the same time, the 3D Camera Tracker overlays track points onto the 2D footage, making it easy and intuitive for you to add new 3D After Effects layers into the original sequences.
To be believable for your audience, the elements you add to your shots need to respond to the interplay of light and shadow in the same way as the elements that are already in your image. Create “shadow catchers” with the new 3D Camera Tracker so that your 3D layers cast realistic shadows and reflections onto the existing footage.
Deliver well-crafted shots with high production value quickly and efficiently. Let the 3D Camera Tracker analyze your footage automatically, or enter data about the original shot for even more precise results. Processing takes place in the background while you continue working on your visual effects or motion graphics shots.