Blender 3.0 for Production – 2D & 3D Tracking Workflow – 12 Solving Nodal & Tripod Shots

How to solve an un-solvable shot without parallax? In this lesson we will talk about that.

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Blender 3.0 for Production – 2D & 3D Tracking Workflow – 12 Solving Nodal & Tripod Shots

These topics are covered in this tutorial:

  • Importance of Nodal Shots for production
  • Analyzing the shot
  • Trying to solve with semi automatic tracking
  • Detect features
  • Camera Settings
  • Solving Keyframes
  • Finding problematic trackers
  • Cleaning up trackers automatically
  • Indicators for a nodal shot in the result
  • Start again, but the right way
  • Clearing out a previous solve
  • Definition of a Nodal / Tripod Shot
  • Solver Tripod Mode
  • Focal Length
  • Lens Distortion
  • Setup a tracking scene
  • Understanding the Camera-Movement
  • Tracker Markers in 3D
  • Setting up a logical manual scene
  • Aligning you camera more easily
  • Working with the 3d cursor
  • Adjusting the Transform Pivot
  • Building a fast Shadow Catcher Setup
  • Cycles Setup
  • Check the Camera-Tracking in a short animation
  • Using an external free Animation Player (DJV2)

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Be aware, that these files are included in my Patreon 😉

This tutorial series „Blender for Production“ focuses on Blender as a full Production Suite for (Indie) 3D- & VFX Productions. In these tutorials, I will explain how to work with the different Modules of Blender and how they are connected. I will give you an introduction to the specific functionalities, but also the production context and workflows, which can help you to use Blender in your productions. 

As a Senior 3D & VFX Trainer, Helge Maus teaches 3D- & VFX Applications for 20 years. His focus lies on VFX, but he also works with many studios and agencies from different visualization areas. He focuses on Houdini FX, Blender, and NUKE for his daily work and training.