3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2014 8:46 AM by Rick Gerard

    How do I pick up where I left off when motion tracking?

    BlackenedRapture Level 1

      I'm sure this has a simple answer, I just don't know it.

       

      I'm using a Macbook Pro with After Effects CC.

       

      I am motion tracking with a single point. The footage is full of motion, so I wanted to track every few seconds, add the edits I want (parenting a little mask to the motion with a null object, things like that), and then pick up where I left off with the tracking and move forward through the next few seconds of motion.

       

      I tracked the first section I want, then stopped the tracker and made my edits. When I was finished and wanted to analyze forward again, I couldn't find a way to pick up where I stopped tracking. Clicking the "track motion" button again seemed to erase my previous work, as if it thought I wanted to RE-track the motion instead of CONTINUE tracking the motion.

       

      How to I simply continue analyzing forward where I left off? Can this not be done? I'm really hoping I don't have to track the entire clip before making my adjusments.

       

      Thank you very much in advance. I don't know the program well yet, and I appreciate your help.