PDA

View Full Version : camera tracking in LW?



camel_3d
04-05-2011, 07:01 AM
hmm... I have a quite big project and I need to match a camera movement. Ok..Boujou...is a little bit to expensive:)
Ist it possible to track a camera moovement in Lw 10?

stiff paper
04-05-2011, 07:23 AM
SynthEyes is much cheaper: http://www.ssontech.com

It isn't possible to track a camera movement in LW properly, no. For certain kinds of shot (very limited 2D moves) you can sit there tracking nulls by hand to features in the footage and maybe get away with it... but it's always painful and mostly always a last resort...

OnlineRender
04-05-2011, 07:40 AM
there is freeware that can do it , also MentalFish has scripts for LW camera to Aftereffects ..

-EsHrA-
04-05-2011, 10:55 AM
http://www.digilab.uni-hannover.de/docs/manual.html

or

http://www.colinlevy.com/tuts/IcarusTutorials/Icarus.php


mlon

kosmodave
04-05-2011, 02:06 PM
I think Voodoo was the freeware app that can track video but for a good 2d track all done within Lightwave try the trick posted by Mr Rid here;

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94121

Dave

bpritchard
04-06-2011, 06:03 PM
heya OnlineRender, you have any advice on how to use the MentalFish AE plugins? I get it to dump data in the form of a MA file but not quite sure what to do w/that (besides the obvious load it into maya jokes..) :)

Thanks in advance for the advice
Cheers
Bryan

clagman
04-08-2011, 11:10 AM
The mentalfish doesn't work properly when you have bank animation in conjunction with any other rotation.