Zero FX – American Hustle VFX Breakdown

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags:

Boston based Zero FX, used mocha Pro to help complete the visual effects for this shot in American Hustle.

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Webinar: Tracking Screens with mocha

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In this long form webinar, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through a variety of screen tracking scenarios using mocha AE and mocha Pro’s planar tracking tools. Most techniques shown are possible in all versions of mocha, with the exception of some Lens module and Insert render techniques.

Topics include:
- Screens that go offscreen
- Obstructions
- Tracking with little information
- Using AdjustTrack for tricky corners
- Shiny gadgets! (Reflections)
- Approaches to Lens Distortion

mocha Pro to Black Magic Fusion tracking and roto workflow

November 21, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

Workflow for exporting mocha Pro’s planar tracking and roto data to Black Magic Fusion 7.

This video tutorial was created by VFX artist Steve Benjamin from Muse FX:

Footage clips provided courtesy of

Webinar Replay: mocha for Beauty Work

November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

This 1.45 hr training webinar was recorded on Nov 12, 2014. Covers in-depth examples of using mocha’s planar tracked spline shapes for digital retouching and beauty work. Footage courtesy of: Topics Covered:

  • Planar Tracking tips for tracking faces and skin
  • Linking Splines
  • Open Splines (requires mocha Pro 4.1 or mocha Plus 4.1)
  • Warping techniques for Adobe After Effects and NUKE users
  • Plug-ins for warping and morphing: Re:Flex from
  • Stabilize Pre-Compose for paint and clean up with MochaImport+
  • Removing Blemishes and more

“Send to mocha” script for NUKE – Installation and Use

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags:

In this short video we show you how to install and use a simple helper script to load footage from a NUKE read node into mocha Pro 4.x.

You can get the send to mocha script from the extras section of the website:


Open Splines and Beauty Work with mocha 4.1

November 4, 2014 in Homepage,new features Tags: , , ,

In this short video, Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to use the new feature found in mocha 4.1 to create open splines, planar tracked strokes, and text paths.

Covers face warping with Re:Flex plug-in from Re:Vision FX for After Effects workflow and Spline Warp node in NUKE.

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What’s New in mocha 4.1

November 3, 2014 in Homepage,mocha Plus,mocha Pro Tags: , , ,

Imagineer Systems has a free new 4.1 update of mocha Plus and mocha Pro. In this quick video, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through the new features found in 4.1.

Features include:

  • Open Splines:You can now draw open splines by finishing with Shift+RightClick. These splines export to After Effects CC 2014 and Nuke
  • EXR 2.0: We now support EXR 2.0 multi-part files
  • Export to Nuke SplineWarp: We now export to the Spline Warp node so you don’t have to copy splines from Roto nodes to the effect
  • Export shape data to HitFilm 3 Pro: A new shape format for the upcoming Hitfilm 3 Pro
  • Save/Load 3D Solves: You can now save your solved 3d data to the project file
  • Additional 3D Camera Solver Result Improvements: You can now get more
  • consistently accurate results
  • Next/PreviousControlPointShortcuts: You can now cycle though spline points using the { and } keys
  • Python Initialization: We include an file for running startup scripts. See the Python User Guide for more details
  • Python Updates: There are multiple additions to the Python API. See the Python Reference for more details.

Replacing Packs with CoreMelt TrackX powered by mocha

October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

TrackX powered by mocha is a powerful plug-in tool to enable FCP X editors to easily track and insert graphics and layers. Just draw a shape around the object you want to track and the Academy Award winning Mocha tracking engine will lock on and allow you to track text, do screen replacements, replace signs and more.

This tutorial shows you how to replace a pack in a shot by tracking in new artwork using TrackX powered by mocha. You might want to do this to avoid showing a brand logo or to make the logo and artwork more clear.

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Reviewing Footage for Planar Tracking

October 29, 2014 in Homepage Tags: , ,

In this tutorial, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you though the basics of “analyzing and thinking” about footage for use in mocha. Covers what to look for when using mocha’s planar tracker and how to visualize planes.

  • Review your footage
  • Adjust lighting for hidden features
  • Visualize “planes”
  • Track Co-planar areas

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Halloween VFX tutorial: Head Replacement!

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags:

Need inspiration for our Halloween Contest? In this advanced and fast-paced tutorial, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot.

You should be familiar with Adobe After Effects and mocha’s planar tracking tools to follow along.

Happy Halloween to all you mocha Pros out there from the Imagineer Systems team and our very own Headless Horsemary!

Software Used: mocha Pro and Adobe After Effects CC


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