Fundamentals of mocha
Fundamentals of mocha - Training Series
Getting Started with mocha AE & mocha Pro
Description: A free streaming video series created to introduce new users to mocha's tool set, interface and workflow. Over 4 hours of video tutorials, broken into 14 exercises covering planar tracking, rotoscoping, and the ins and outs of successfully integrating planar tracking concepts into your workflow.
Note: This training series was created using version 3 and is relevant for mocha Pro v3, mocha AE v3 and the Adobe bundled, mocha AE CS6. If you are running on an older product version, you should still find the general concepts very useful. View the compare products chart.
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About the Instructor: Ben Brownlee is a VFX artist, digital media specialist and a mocha certified instructor with 11 years of production experience across a number of disciplines. Ben's company Curious Turtle offers additional advanced training videos available for purchase here.
Exercise 01: Fundamentals of Tracking. Runtime: 4:33
• A look at traditional tracking techniques
• What mocha doesn't do
• The first step into Planar Tracking
A short exercise mainly looking at point and feature trackers, to show what mocha does not use. We then take a brief look at mocha's Planar tracker and learn about the separation of Shape and Tracking data.
Exercise 02: User Interface. Runtime: 12:38
Exercise 03: Planar Tracking. Runtime: 19:19
• Create effective shapes for tracking
• How the Planar Tracker tracks
When tracking our first object, we see the importance of picking the right size shape to track. We also see the separation between the shape we track and the data that mocha gives us. A focus of this exercise are the tracking Parameters and how we adjust these to the footage we are tracking.
Exercise 04: Track Mattes. Runtime: 14:25
• Tracking multiple objects
• The importance of track mattes
• Figuring our tracking order
When tracking objects, they will often get obscured by other things in the scene. We look at how we deal with tracking an object that disappears behind other shapes. We go into detail about the importance of track mattes and what order we track the shapes.