I would consider myself relatively advanced in AE, but I've never done any tracking before. I've already read and watched some tutorials on how to do it. I'm trying to motion track the movement of a person and move text along with him. I already analyzed the position of my guy. In my timeline I have the person layer, the text layer, and have made a null object. When I try to "edit target" and select the null, my layers are all gray except for my person layer so I can't select anything but that layer. Any reason why these would be grayed? I've looked and can't find a solution.
Using AE CS4 on PC
You have switched to stabilize mode which only will apply to the source layer itself or something like that...
I figured it out, though I'm not sure what exactly it was I fixed. I THINK the problem was because I made my null object AFTER I selected tracking for my object. When I went and re-did all the steps again and made my null before analyzing anything the null was selectable. One of those weird things I guess. Thanks
Ah, yes. Indeed. It will only see layers that exist at the time of invoking the tracker. Old limitation.... Glad you could work it out.