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  • Using Tracking Motion for mask

    Posted by Andreas Sweden on April 1, 2005 at 9:51 am

    I use AE 6.0 and want to use the tracking Motion.

    I am in the middle of a project an new to AE and I just now thought of using Tracking Motion.
    I look in themanual and find the instructions for this feature and it tells med to go to the Animation menu and select Track Mask Vertices, but when I go there most of the stuff in the Animation menu is grey and I cant select anything.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Andreas Sweden replied 18 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Hans Van vliet

    April 1, 2005 at 1:47 pm


    What you need to do is select the layer you want to track in the timeline and then do the Animation > Track motion. You can also Rmb (right mouse button) the layer name and you’ll see it in the drop down menu. Then the tracking menu will appear and you’ll be able to start.

    if you have any more info about what it’s not doing, that would help too .. but thats the best guess I got for now.


  • Andreas Sweden

    April 1, 2005 at 2:08 pm

    I get the tracking menu and the mask and all that belongs to it, what I can’t find is the selection Mask Vertices for Track type

  • Andreas Sweden

    April 1, 2005 at 2:24 pm

    I just noticed that I am missing the Track Mask Vertices in the Animation menu but I have the Track Motion Selection but my Help file says I should have it?

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