How to master Cinema 4D's new object tracker

The latest version of Cinema 4D R18 included many great new features, but a standout for me was the new Object Tracking function. Unlike Motion Tracking (introduced in Cinema 4D R16), which solves for camera motion, Object Tracking allows you to track moving objects inside live action footage.

Object Tracking allows you to do things like affix 3D models onto objects within a scene. For example, you may wish to add a blaster to the back of a pickup truck as it drives through a rugged terrain, or put a mask on someone’s face as they rotate their head this way and that.

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Joseph Herman is an animator, filmmaker and visual effects artist from New York City and operates his own studio, called Legend Animation.