I need motion tracking , blender ?

i need to know and to have a motion tracking software , im trying vodoo but its been allready two hours tracking , anyway , if vodoo is open source why not implement it in blender ?

Or when will we have a tracker inside blender ?

There is a project for developing that functionality in Blender, but it seems dead; they haven’t updated their project page since October:
I have heard, though, of Icarus, which was what was used to make Suburban Plight, if you’ve ever seen that video. As far as I remember, Icarus is free for download for noncommercial use. An Icarus download and some tutorials on how to use it are on this page:
from Colin Levy’s website, the guy who made Suburban Plight.

Hope that helps.


wow , i’d love to have motion tracking inside blender , why does the development od this feature stoped ?

Anyway , does anyone know whats the difference between a motion tracker like icarus , synthyes or any other dedicated program , and the tracking inside after effects ?

Can the tracker from AF do the same as icarus etc ? or is AF only 2D tracking ?

Motion tracking is a very specific (rather postproduction) feature… Blender has already damn full things in it for a 3d app.
Most of the people who need motion tracking have apps lake Shake or similar to get this done perfectly.

yep , im buying syntheyes !!!

Dunno where this rumour got started, but I’ve heard it a lot lately.
Just to avoid future confusion:
Voodoo isn’t open source. It is free for non-commercial use though (aka. freeware)


Hello Yvanhoe and pildanovak!

The digilab team has decided lately that
the Voodoo Camera Tracker will not be an open source project!

  • Thorsten

This non-commercial software tool is developed for research purpose at the Laboratorium für Informationstechnologie, University of Hannover. Permission is granted to any individual or institution to use, copy, and distribute this software, provided that this complete copyright and permission notice is maintained, intact, in all copies and supporting documentation. University of Hannover provides this software “as is” without express or implied warranty.

The Voodoo Camera Tracker is developed for research purpose and has therefore less features than similar commercial products. Please consider buying a commercial product if you need a camera tracker with professional support. However, your experience report is important to us in order to improve the software according to your needs. Please send bugs and hints to Thorsten Thormählen (http://www.tnt.uni-hannover.de/~thormae) or Hellward Broszio (http://www.tnt.uni-hannover.de/~broszio). Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any trouble with this software.

Cheers and happy tracking :slight_smile:

I’ve just made a tutorial for Blender and Voodoo if anyone is interested: