Version: 0.5.0 -

Manual Track

Speed up your manual motion tracking

After Effects CC 2015 and Newer (Windows Only)
Tool Type:
The manual track interface and a crosshair on a blurry object in the composition panel

All you have to do is click.

Manual Track will set a point keyframe at the clicked location, then scrub a customizable number of frames in the timeline so that you can just keep on clicking.

But... why?

Automated motion tracking is pretty awesome nowadays, but it can still occasionally fail.

In many cases, the track point is easy for you to see, the tracker just can't lock on.

Manual Track takes some of the pain out of manual tracking. Instead of dragging points and accidentally shifting layers or moving the wrong point, all you have to do is click, the rest is taken care of.

The built in After Effects tracker failing to lock onto a blurry, fast moving track point

Windows Only

Manual Track was a purpose-built tool and is only available for Windows at the moment.

A Mac version is not currently being developed, but if its something you'd like to see, click the button below to let us know!

Need more information?

For all the details on Manual Track, including how to install and how it works, check out the manual