When Adobe added the 3D Camera Tracker to After Effects several years ago, it was a complete technological breakthrough for compositors and VFX artists everywhere. The tedium of object tracking and manual keyframing was mostly alleviated with an effect that takes very little effort to execute. HitFilm Pro’s new 3D Camera Tracker works almost identically to the one found in After Effects, which is yet another testament to the value included in HitFilm Pro.

In order to have the most effective HDRI lighting simulations possible in your 3D comp, practical lighting references can be extremely helpful. If you want to take it a step further, we’re going to look at a method that will allow you to use those same practical lighting references to build accurate CG representations for your VFX shot with Cinema 4D and RedShift.