Working With the Face Tracker in Ae CC 2015

This year (2015) Adobe has put a little more face tracking spice in you After Effects gumbo. But does it pass mustard? Find out in this tutorial and review of this new feature. It all started out quite well and really rambled as I had things to say about it as we went. The bottom line is: I”m not thrilled, but maybe it’ll surprise me, and you, as we all get to know it a bit better?

The Expression (from Paul Carlin) used in this thing to rotate things using points and trig is:

A=thisComp.layer(“your layer here”).effect(“Face Track Points”)(“Mouth Right”);
B=thisComp.layer(“your layer here”).effect(“Face Track Points”)(“Mouth Left”);

// Find the length of side a
SideA = sub(A, B)[1];

// Find the length of side b
SideB = sub(A, B)[0];

//Find the Angle between them
radiansToDegrees(Math.atan2(SideA, SideB))+180;

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

Download this project file:

Face Tracking – New in After Effects CC 2015





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