Blender not rendering background image

Hi,
First off, I am new and I am a “noob” with blender(I’ve only been using the software for a couple of days, unsucessfully).

Basically, I am completely lost. :spin:

I’ve been looking around the web for tutorials on motion tracking with Blender, however I haven’t found any good ones.
So I’ve sort of been on my own, and
this is what I want to do:
Track my footage in Blender, and then use the tracking data to later add a suzanne or something in my video.

this is what I have come up with:

Tracked my footage(picture 1)

,
I then used my video as a background image (picture 2)

And Finally (picture 3)


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Now here is my problem, whenever I render this, Blender ONLY renders Suzanne itself, and NOT the background video…

Why?
Once again, I am a noob, please tell me if I have made stupid mistakes or if you want other pictures…

Thanks in advance,
Chris

I’ve been looking around the web for tutorials on motion tracking with Blender, however I haven’t found any good ones.
http://www.blender3d.org/e-shop/product_info_n.php?products_id=147

Now here is my problem, whenever I render this, Blender ONLY renders Suzanne itself, and NOT the background video…

Why?
Background images are for reference only, they are not renderable.
You can use the compositor to overlay your animation on top of your original footage.

OK thanks, but how and where is “the compositor to overlay your animation on top of your original footage.” ?

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Composite_Nodes

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Chris-
Richard’s correct- that DVD is flipping fantastic. Hours and hours of tracking greatness. Sebastian is a good teacher, and makes things very simple.

He has some great tutorials out there for free when the Tracker was new, but they still apply: http://vimeo.com/sebastiankoenig/videos

Obviously, you have either set the movie as your viewport background or you have hit the “Setup Tracking Scene” button. If you haven’t- hit it. And if you have, and haven’t made any other changes, you should have seen everything correctly when you rendered(F12)- but that didn’t happen, so you probably need to hit the Setup Tracking Scene button.

To get to the compositor, hit the “Choose Screen Layout” dropdown in the File menu, choose “Compositor”, and you will get the node window.


OK, I’ll look into it.

But first off I’d like to thank you for you help.

However :(, I clicked on Setup TRacking Scene, the video appeared in the render but I came up with something strange to me( tell me if this is normal):



Thanks

Well, the tracks are normal, just a little big. But it doesn’t look like you’ve tracked any space on the actual table. I would re-take the footage with some visible type of marker on the desk. A sheet of paper with marked x’s or something very visible. Put five or so of them on there. You need tracks for the tabletop itself, which will become your ‘floor’.

Spend some time this evening and watch one of those S Koenig tutorials- SOOOO much will become apparent. But if you just add in those markers, the whole thing will make a lot more sense!

OK thanks for the help!