PFTrack v3

Posted By: unti
PFTrack v3


PFTrack, already the most advanced camera tracking solution available, now reaches new heights of operability with over 30 new features including advanced object tracking, geometry tracking, editable f-curves, imbedded image based modelling tools and automatic z depth extraction. The new camera solver in version 3.0 is now much faster and enables the software to deal with the most complex of shots.

Version 3.0 can now track many separate moving objects within a sequence, as well as solving camera motion issues - you simply export data from tracking groups, whether it’s camera data, object movement or motion-capture sessions.

With the addition of the unique geometry tracking, V3.0 now allows 3D geometry to be imported into PFTrack and then matched to sequences, making this an ideal tool for head and facial replacement meaning artists can now be confident that animated CG, when rendered and composited, will exactly match the live action. Complex Geometry can be imported and used to solve cameras in addition to the use of automatic or user placed features. This is perfect for problematic shots or for tracking set extention models into footge.

New fully editable F-Curves within PFTrack make cleaning up tracking data extremely easy and accurate. You can quickly view and edit each individual property of the camera within a graph editor in the timeline – curves can be represented by both linear and Bezier splinesand simply smoothed or edited using the tools provided. Once edited, the new camera solver quickly produces a new camera without the need to totally re solve every parameter in the sequence.

The, new, fully integrated image based modelling capabilities allow users to quickly build up 3D environments by using the background image as a guide. Previously this has only been available as a stand alone system, so the improved image based modelling tools in V3.0 provide an integrated environment which delivers a much more flexible solution. Perfect for pre-visualisation and animation guidance, textured models can be exported to all major 3D applications.

Integrated Z depth extraction tools assign depth data, on a per pixel basis, to sequences for exporting as a grey map. This data can be viewed within PFTrack, in 3D, using the new orthographic view options which can then be broken down into any number of layers.


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