That would be as simple as tracking the relevant points and attaching a particle effect - your typical "light streaks/ light trails" effect. A simple web search can help you with that.
I Assume after effects will be capable of doing that. Am I right?
sonebody mentioned "Houdini" to me today. would that be a wrong direction for me do you think?
After Effects has a steep learning curve, is not intuitive until you understand what AE is and how the UI works, and requires time to learn. AE can be used to create nearly any compositing or visual effect you have seen in a move short of animating 3D models without the use of 3rd party plug-ins. There is nothing in your sample video that cannot easily be duplicated by an AE artist that has had a little training. Here's the important part - there is NO One Click solution to your problem, even with programs that cost 10 times as much. You will have to learn how to use the tools, how to search for specific instructions for specific tasks and spend a fair amount of time learning how to be a motion graphics artist. You can't expect to just install the program and recreate your example with a few mouse clicks. I would count on spending at least 10 to 20 hours of hard work learning how things work in AE. Start with either of these:
indeed. My question originally asks which software I should be investing time to learn.
I have long term plans. Not only making one animation that I need for a particular project. I am pretty confident to figure it out only if I continue to be persistent.
I am still curious if anybody else has a different recommendation. I downloaded and played with Houdini's free learning software. It seemed fine to learn and work on after watching the tutorials.
Is there another option for me to get in to motion tracking and creating visualizations?
i do appreciate if you share your thoughts.
As I said before, AE is your most cost effective and powerful solution. Anything that you have seen in any film that involves motion graphics or compositing can be accomplished with AE.
Nuke, Houdini, or any of the other professional solutions range from a little more expensive to way more expensive. If you do not intend to go to work for a visual effects house that does not specifically use something like Nuke then I would spend my time learning AE.
Here is a quick example of motion tracking movements using AE. Real amateur stuff, but I think it is what you are looking for.
Thank you very much. This funky video was actually very helpful.
Now it is time to learn how to do it. I have AE on my computer and will look at particles and motion tracking tutorials.
if you have any further recommendation on good tutorial source, tutor, website I can watch or purchase please share here, I will regularly check.
Thanks for the help.