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Learn mocha

"Learn mocha" training with Steve Wright

Learn mocha is a chapter based video series designed to teach users of all levels the basics of mocha and planar tracking . We recommend watching the chapters in order and downloading the source materials when available.

Learn mocha is designed to cover the general basics of all mocha products: mocha, mocha AE and mocha Pro. For specific tutorials on a particular product or feature, view the tutorials page and sort by subject tag or product.

About the Instructor: Steve Wright is a senior vfx artsist and master trainer with over 20 years in feature film post-production. Well known as a Shake and Nuke instructor, Imagineer recently partnered with Steve to bring his accessible style and clarity to create the Learn mocha series. Steve is available for worldwide onsite training and consultation at Additionally Steve teaches a 4 week online mocha rotoscoping class for CGSociety. Click for more info.

Learn mocha: Chapter 1. What is Planar Tracking?
To properly learn mocha, it is useful to understand the planar tracker; how it differs from point tracking and how it can assist you to solve the most difficult tracking challenges.
Planar tracking is the underlying technology at the heart of all Imagineer products.

Learn mocha: Chapter 2. mocha Workflow
This chapter covers basic mocha workflow, creating new projects and project settings.

Learn mocha: Chapter 3. mocha User Interface

This chapter covers mocha user interface, icons and tools. If you are running an older version of mocha, monet or mokey - watch this video to get up to speed quickly!

Learn mocha: Chapter 4. Basic Tracking Techniques

This chapter covers basic planar tracking techniques and strategies to analyze shots and solve difficult tracks.

Learn mocha: Chapter 5. Rotoscoping

Rotoscoping (creating animated mattes/masks) is at the heart of most vfx project. This chapter covers mocha's general roto workflow and tools. X-spline and Bezier tools, linking layers and using edge feathering.

Learn mocha: Chapter 6. Advanced Tracking
This important chapter covers the AdjustTrack module to solve tracking drift & offset tracking; unlink tracking techniques for long pans; layer order priority and add/subtract layer functions for occlusions and obscured objects.

Learn mocha: Chapter 7. Export to Nuke
Using mocha to assist Nuke is an increasingly popular workflow for vfx compositing and 2D-3D conversion pipelines. This tutorial covers mocha tracking and roto exports and the Nuke workflow for importing the data.

Learn mocha: Chapter 8. 2D-3D Conversion Workflow
In this advanced tutorial, Steve shares his knowledge of mocha, Nuke and 3D to convert 2D footage to 3D stereo. mocha's roto shape data is exported to Nuke rotopaint and then depth graded for 3D viewing.
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