Motion Tracking: Adding Text to Footage, Part 06: Planar Tracking: On the Side of a Building

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In this video, we track a shot of a brick wall using planar tracking, add 3D text, lighting, shadows and composite it all in After Effects.

Another example of a shot that lacks parallax is of a 2D planar surface. In this case, you use yet another method of tracking in CINEMA 4D, the planar track, which you’ll use in this video to track footage of a brick wall shot with a shaky hand-held camera. You’ll then add 3D text, lighting, reflections, and shadows. For rendering, you’ll add an object buffer for the text as well a shadow pass. Finally you’ll composite the shot together in After Effects.