Want to create a cool 3D scan VFX for your latest sci-fi short film? In this tutorial I will show you how to use the 3D camera tracker and some simple compositing techniques to achieve this effect in Adobe After Effects.
The 3D Camera Tracker in Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool that allows you to place visual elements in the 3D space of your scene. However, when tracking your footage you may encounter a number of common problems and this tutorial will take you through these common issues and show you why they occur and how you can resolve them.
In my recent After Effects Fireworks Compositing tutorial I left out how I added the lights into the building windows in the background of the scene. Adding lights to a day to night conversion can add a great amount of realism to your shot and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.
In part 3 of the 3D Integration VFX series we will use the 3D Camera Tracker available in Adobe After Effects CS6. I will show you how to track your footage to capture the camera movement and then export this data into your 3D program of choice.