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Track a 3D Object into Shot Footage Using Cinema 4D and After Effects 16 Comments


In This Video, we will go though a quick project and show you how to bring in a 3D object or model into your Tracked After Effects scene using Cinema 4D Lite and Cineware. First, we will track the scene using After Effects built in 3D Tracker, then we will bring in and composite our 3D model in for the final composite.

In this tutorial, we use some great free models that are included in Cinema 4D Lite provided by the wonderful folks at Pixel Lab.

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16 Comments

  1. Hi Nick,

    Thanks for this tutorial! Do you have any ideas on how to define the scale of a scene? If it’s a less surrealistic scene than the one in your example that has to be enhanced with 3d-objects, it’s hard to ensure that the 3d-result of tracking uses real world measurements. E.g. when compositing a car that has a real world size, it must fit on a road with real word width. The C4D Camera Solver has a feature that lets us define a real measure of a line. Is there something alike in the AE 3d-tracker?

    Thanks,
    Jay

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  2. Alejandro Martos

    Hey Nick, You put de 3d object manually in the 3d space. Is it possible to export from AE some null object based in the Camera Tracker to C4d? This way we could have much better control of the positioning of 3d objects.

    Thanks,
    Alex.

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  3. kennedy Aweslomn

    i feel more passionate about this new brain magic however im still a learner in after effects so it becomes unfortunate that i cant either jump into this wonder of software or even be sure that i can buy it but thank you for the turtorials and going this harder to get me use my creativity

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  4. Squillion

    Thank you Nick, this is very helpful, useful and generous. I’m guessing that this technique would work for animated objects in C4D too. Great stuff.

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  5. Syd Vaughn

    Nick, can you please tell us what camera and lens you used to film this? Thanks!

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  6. MarsCell

    Awesome!
    After your tutorial for the vimeo school with a nearly still shoot, this was the next thing i would have liked to see :)

    Thank you very much for this great tutorial!! :)

    Cheers from germany,
    marscell

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  7. Shastman

    Great look at the software/plugin. Any reason you didn’t texture your ‘sky’ in Cinema?

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  8. Martell Artrey

    Yes Nick.. Top Man

    This is just what I’ve been trying to workout.

    Super Cool

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  9. Andy S

    This is great, as always! We just upgraded to After Effects CC. Looking forward to giving this a try.

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  10. Zizos

    Nick, I saw and heard a enough mistakes in this video.
    But then again it looked good and as you wanted it to look.
    Just friendly. I visit your blog daily for about 5 years I believe…

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  11. cool…nick
    but how can i put an 3d objekt in realistic footage with an shadow on the floor
    in cineware???
    thanks

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  12. Jeff Troiano

    In the Balloon tutorial, you opened a jpeg still Image as a background plate, inside C4D Lite. Is it possible to do this with a video image? Could you have opened a low Rez version of your footage in the C4D lite side, and used that for object placement?

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