What is TrackerJack?
The fast and easy way to export After Effects 3d Camera tracked footage including cameras, nulls, and solids into Blender as tracked cameras with background footage, vector point clouds or empties, and planes.
Blender has a native 3d Tracker that is quite versatile, however it can be very cumbersome and time consuming, especially with longer and more complex scenes. Adobe After Effects has a very fast and easy to use 3d Camera Tracker. TrackerJack leverages the power and speed of After Effects, so you can spend more of your time in Blender with modeling, animating, and rendering.
TrackerJack has 2 components -
After Effects Export Panel
- Track your footage in After Effects.
- Create nulls and solids as you desire to add details to your scene.
- Add the Camera information to the TrackerJack Panel and export a JSON file with all of your tracked data.
Blender Import Panel
- Use the TrackerJack Import in Blender to automatically create a matched scene
What is imported or created?
All 3d tracked camera details and animation, with the background footage attached
Scene duration, frame rate, color settings are set
Tracked points are imported as point clouds with editable vertices or as empties
Solids are imported as mesh planes
All imported items parented to a empty named “World” for easy scaling and grid alignment.
Quickly and easily scale the scene to real world scale with provided Human Scale Mesh.
Simple compositor setup is created so you're ready to render
Any solid in your After Effects timeline named “Shadow” will have a simple eevee shadow catcher procedural node shader applied.
Uses After Effects built in 3d Camera Tracker.
Faster results - spend more time modeling and animating instead of tracking.
Track longer and more complicated moving tracks.
Easy to use scene alignment and real world scaling.
Built in shortcuts like background footage and composition node setup.
Add additional point clouds and layers after initial import to update your scene.
After Effects 2021-2023.6 have been tested and work with TrackerJack.
Blender 2.83 -3.6 have been tested and work with TrackerJack.
|Dev Fund Contributor|
|Published||about 1 year ago|
|Blender Version||2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6|
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