Facial Track HUD - VFX Breakdown

This video was created for a 3d Tracking Match Move University project. The brief was to use 3D tracking to to place live action into a virtual set. It could be done using a very realistic standpoint, where you wish to where you wish the audience to totally believe what they are seeing, a stylistic approach or a very graphical approach. The outcome of your project is entirely up to you and could end up being a snipet from a film sequence, an advert, a children’s TV programme, a title sequence but the emphasis is now on you understanding the data that is needed from your shoot to accurately place the camera in 3D space and sell the shot.

I opted for a film sequence, in the style of a HUD from Iron Man. Using a facial track and Nuke to composite the elements together. 3D camera tracking completed in NukeX 9. The above video is the result. Special thanks to Henry Devonald for acting in this one.


  • The Foundry NukeX 9
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2015
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

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