Webinar Replay: Advanced Finishing in Resolve 11

January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , , , ,

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 11 added powerful OFX plug-in support to increase editorial and finishing capabilities. Popular Resolve trainer and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how mocha Pro and Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) from Boris FX can be used to do complex finishing and visual effects directly within Resolve. Take your Resolve grading work to the next level of finishing and vfx!

Align Surface and Mismatched Resolutions

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Sometime users get confused when their track looks perfect in mocha, but their After Effects composite does not match. Often this is caused by a mismatch in image sizes or when your insert material is already scaled in position.

In this quick tutorial, Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to trouble shoot and prep your track data using precomps, “align surface tool” and more.

Includes (4) different corner pinning techniques including importing tracking data directly into Adobe Premiere Pro via BCC corner pin.
Footage courtesy of stockfootage.com

“Make it Rain” with Boris FX and mocha AE

January 19, 2015 in Homepage,mocha AE,Tutorials Tags: , , , , ,

In this simple After Effects tutorial, Imagineer System’s Mary Poplin shows you how to add realistic rain to a shot with plug-ins from Boris FX and mocha AE.

Uses the bundled mocha AE CC for planar tracking and masking + Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) Rain.

Footage courtesy of stockfootage.com

Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

January 5, 2015 in Homepage Tags: , , ,

Adobe’s Create Cloud has a powerful tool called “Mask Tracker” that is used to animated masks with minimal effort. The Mask tracker is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014.

Also included in After Effects CC 2014 is mocha AE CC, a dedicated planar tracking and masking tool that is similar to the Mask Tracker, but adds extra functionality for keyframe control, linking tracks to masks and many advanced methods for overcoming the most difficult masking challenges with planar tracking.

In this feature comparison video, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, covers some similarities and differences between the Mask Tracker effect and the bundled free mocha AE CC. Understanding when to turn to either tool will help users create visual effects with accuracy and time savings.

Footage courtesy stockfootage.com

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.

For more information: zerovfx.com

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:
www.musevfx.com

Footage clips provided courtesy of www.stockfootage.com

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: stockfootage.com 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 revisionfx.com
  • 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:
imagineersystems.com/extras/

 

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.

Footage Courtesy of Stockfootage.com

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