Advanced PFTrack - 3D Tracking Masochism
Taught by Victor Wolansky
- Course Number:
- Software Version:
- PFTrack 2012
- Original Run Date:
- January 2012
- 6 hours 37 minutes
We'll be covering workflows for extremely distorted footage from EPIC shoots in 5K. Wolanksy will be using user survey info to solve shots which are in other ways impossible to solve. This will include extracting information from an exclusive fxphd LIDAR shoot and scan, perfectly matching cameras to the scan. Wolansky will also cover the tracking of objects in scenes. The course will also naturally cover all the beauty and complexity now possible with the nodes and trees available inPFTrack. This brings a power never-before seen in 3D tracking, with almost infinite combinations to adapt to the artist's needs.
Wolansky started working in postproduction 20 years ago… in Argentina, about 12 years ago and discovered what was 3D tracking, and since then he was unable to stop tracking shots, even if just for fun. He discovered that was the most fundamental skill needed to master in order to do anything on any shot. "All starts by a 3D tracking right? If you don’t have a 3D tracking," says Wolansky, "you can't put the CG in there. right?" Postproduction took him from Argentina to Chile in 2000 and to the US in 2005 where he has worked at E3 post since then.
Class 1Use of survey data to solve the motion of a totally flat object.
Class 2Tracking of a very long shot, Part 1. How to deal with the accumulated error product of long shots, including creative ways to solve these problems using nodes.
Class 3A long shot and problems related to error accumulation. Tips and tricks to get the perfect track.
Class 4A long shot and problems related to error accumulation. Tips and tricks to get the perfect track. Part 2.
Class 5Anamorphic shot, lens distortion, manual tracking, multiple possible solutions caused by moving objects by wind and very few usable tracking points.
Class 6Anamorphic shot, lens distortion, manual tracking, multiple possible solutions caused by moving objects by wind and very few usable tracking points. Part II.
Class 7Object tracking and the Target Tracker.
Class 8Zoom nightmare.
Class 9LIDAR - part 1
Class 10LIDAR - part 2