3D Camera Tracking and Composite Demo: Behold the Mini Deer! from Matt Cooper on Vimeo.

Animation: 3D Motion Tracking Experiment

This is a practice project with camera tracking and compositing a 3D animation into a video scene. I used Lightwave 3D, Boujou, and After Effects.

I created a HDRI image map by capturing the ambient light and reflections in a chrome sphere. Tracking points added to the rail help the software.

I’ve incorporated this technique in many other videos since, although the the native tracking ability of After Effects has come a long way, and dedicated packages like Boujou are no longer required for small projects.


Role: Designer, Editor