What? Huh? This is what upsets you? Reeealllly? You're angry because you have to use an older feature? One that actually does the job? Well, Excuuuuse Me!
Does this also mean that you reject the hammer because the basic design dates from prehistoric times?
Do you not drink milk because cows have been around for millions of years?
Do you think antique automobiles are a waste of time because they're too old?
I've hear a lot of lame-*** reasons for getting upset, but this one takes the cake.
Get a grip, pal. Suck it up and use what works.
Yes, my time is important, clearly you haven't put enough emphasis on your own - answering a serious question with a dumpster fire.
And if you read my discussion, I want the old feature in the new version.
Kind of like how tires are on a Tesla.
But I guess according to you, thats too much to ask for.
Waste your time somewhere else.
The 3d camera tracker and the point tracker do two different tasks (and both are available in the latest release of After Effects).
In fact, there are four options for tracking!
Point Tracker, Planar Tracker (Mocha), Mask Tracker, and the Camera tracker. They all do different tasks in different ways. If someone said you need to use an older version of AE, they're wrong. You just use the right tool in AE.
@Szalam Thank you for your response!
I'll take a look. I called Adobe support and they told me to install CS6 to use the older tool. Which actually didn't help.
I called Adobe support and they told me to install CS6 to use the older tool. Which actually didn't help.
That's ridiculous. If I worked for Adobe, I would want the info about your interaction so I could offer some education for that support guy! And I certainly understand your frustration if somebody told you you needed to use an older version for something like this! In your case, the point tracker and planar tracker might work, but the mask tracker is probably your fastest solution.
The precise tracking options are:
Motion Track with position scale and rotation options.
Stabilize Motion with position scale and rotation options
Corner Pin Track - Takes some getting used to and requires that your source layer be the same size as the tracked layer to work
Camera Track - which requires that you have sufficient fixed geometry in your scene with significant parallax and perspective changes to solve for a camera. Camera Track adds a keyframed camera to your scene and allows you to attach nulls, solids, and text layers to the fixed geometry in your scene. That's the only thing that Camera Track is used for. More than 90% of the people that I have helped with their first Camera Track project had expectations for this tool that do not even come close to the tools capabilities.
Track in Mocha - A planar tracker that tracks surfaces and can give you rotoscoped masks, corner pin data, and position tracking data. Mocha requires a bit of training to use properly and effectively.
Here's the deal, for some shots the most efficient and easiest solution is to motion stabilize then re-introduce the motion to shot and add it to the effects.
For other shots Motion Track is the easiest and most efficient solution. Other shots work best with Mocha. The point is that without seeing the shot you are using and knowing exactly what you are trying to do there is no way to point you to the most efficient and easiest solution.