In this video, Hashi walks you through his 3D normalization in After Effects process, and then he introduces you to Normalize Track – a New Free Tool for Fast Simple 3D Normalization!
You ever track a camera in After Effects and find that the scene scale is stupidly large or ridiculously small?
Well, thanks to Daniel Hashimoto—you might know him as Action Movie Dad—we have a technique to normalize tracks so that you can drop in elements, pop on that 3D switch and not have your elements push out to infinity or beyond. And thanks to Aharon Rabinowitz for connecting them, we now have a script that does it automatically.
3D Normalization in After Effects + Free Script!
Joe from workbench.tv created a script that gives you a dockable After Effects panel with just a few buttons to make the 3D normalization process simple and easy. Plus it has a few extra tricks that we know you will love.
If you’ve watched any of Hashi’s Cheap Tricks tutorials for Red Giant, you’ve probably seen him “normalize” a 3D composition, right after camera tracking.
It’s a necessary multi-step process for taking the random 3D coordinate results generated by the After Effects camera tracker and turning them into something useful for adding motion graphics or VFX to your footage. Since it’s so essential and is often missed, Hashi has put it all together in this short tutorial!
This download comes with the script and a user guide.