3D Community News | Thursday, 23 November 2023
KeenTools - GeoTracker for Blender

KeenTools has officially released GeoTracker for Blender, the new Blender edition of its popular object-tracking tool, after three months in public beta.

Originally available for Nuke and After Effects, GeoTracker for Blender is intended to make everyday motion tracking tasks accessible to VFX and motion graphics artists as well as specialist match-movers.

The plugin uses an intuitive workflow with users clicking in the viewport to ‘pin’ a tracking object – either a 3D primitive or imported 3D model – to the corresponding object in video footage.

GeoTracker then reconstructs the motion of the object throughout the course of the footage, generating a 3D track that can also be exported for use in other DCC apps.

The plugin can cope with changes in focal length during a shot, and artists can refine the results by using 2D or 3D masks to exclude parts of the frame occluded by foreground objects.

As well as hard surface objects like props and vehicles, GeoTracker can track faces and can be used with custom 3D head meshes generated by a separate plugin FaceBuilder for Blender.

GeoTracker for Blender is compatible with Blender 2.80+ on Windows, Linux, or macOS. The macOS edition supports Apple Silicon Macs. The software is available rental-only.

Freelancer subscriptions cost $18/month or $179/year; floating Studio subscriptions cost $499/year. Subscriptions also include the Nuke and After Effects editions.

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