After Effects Basics Part 1: Using the Rigid Mask Tracker - L6623a

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Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson

Creative Director, Creative 111


After Effects helps editors create stunning visual effects using a vast array of tools and techniques. Join After Effects expert Ian Robinson as he shares his favorite beginner techniques for making your next video project shine. This VFX lab will build the foundation of basic knowledge you need to start navigating and using After Effects effectively and efficiently. In Part 1, you’ll explore how to quickly track key areas of a video.

Learn how to use the Rigid Mask Tracker including:

  • Essential keyboard shortcuts for drawing custom masks with the Pen tool
  • Choosing the best areas for easier and more accurate tracking
  • The best methods to adjust tracking for smoother results

Technical Level: Intermediate

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Video

Audience: Game Developer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Post-Production Professional