Planar Tracking Tips with the Mocha Pro 5

March 22, 2017 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

Solve motion tracking challenges with Mocha Pro 5. In this video tutorial, Mary Poplin shows how to set up a Mocha project when there are foreground occlusions in front of your tracking area. Mastering these quick tips will elevate your Mocha chops!

3D Tracking Tutorial: Mocha Pro and Autodesk Flame

March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

Mocha Pro planar motion tracking software can be used to generate a 3D camera solve for Autodesk Flame and Smoke. In this informative tutorial, Dan Harvey shows how to do a multi-planar solve and export the FBX data to Autodesk Flame.

Mocha Pro 5 is available as a plug-in for Adobe, Avid and OFX and a standalone application on Win, OSX & Linux.

3D Tracking Tutorial: Mocha Pro and Blackmagic Fusion

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Mocha Pro planar tracking plug-in can be used to generate a 3D camera solve for Blackmagic Design’s Fusion. In this informative tutorial, Dan Harvey shows how to do a multi-planar solve and export the FBX camera data to Fusion.

Mocha Pro 5 is available as a plug-in for Adobe, Avid, OFX and a standalone application on Win, OSX & Linux.

Getting Started with Mocha – 13 – Camera Solve – Parallax Changes

March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

In this tutorial we look at creating a 3D Camera Solve using Mocha Pro’s planar tracker to calculate parallax camera movement from multiple co-planar objects. We see what to look for when objects don’t remain visible for the duration of the shot.

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Getting Started with Mocha – 12 – Camera Solve – Pan Tilt Zoom

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

This tutorial for Mocha Pro focuses on creating a 3D Camera Solve using the planar tracker. We look at the pitfalls of tracking for longer panning shots and how to get the right result.

00:39 / Identifying the type of camera track we need
01:23 / Creating the correct type of shape for a PTZ solve
02:39 / Adjusting the Camera Solve parameters and exporting the camera data
06:09 / How to correctly track for longer PTZ camera movements
09:09 / Checking our camera solve in Adobe After Effects

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

Getting Started with Mocha – 11 – Lens Module

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

This tutorial gives you an overview of the Lens module in Mocha Pro to correct for lens distortion in your footage.

00:34 / A quick overview of the Lens module
01:35 / Finding the right lines to build up the lens profile
04:27 / Calibration and how to make manual adjustments to our lens calibration
07:13 / Ways to export our Lens data
10:05 / Using the lens data in After Effects

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

Getting Started with Mocha – 10 – Remove Module

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

The aim of this tutorial is to get comfortable with the Remove module in Mocha Pro. We start slowly, getting the basic idea of removing foreground layers in Mocha. The exercises get progressively more complex as we work through them.

00:39 / Basic ideas behind the Remove module
06:04 / Identifying and fixing problems with the initial Remove
11:22 / Setting up a remove with a moving camera and moving subject
16:27 / A more advanced remove. Blending, Clean Plates and Illumination Model

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

Getting Started with Mocha – 09 – More Complex Screen Inserts

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

This tutorial gets into more detail about doing screen inserts in Mocha Pro. We take a look into the Insert module and see how to manipulate the insert on a curved screen in more advanced ways; including warping, blurring and hold-out mattes.

00:40 / Setting up our initial track
02:54 / Exploring the Insert module and importing in the screen insert
04:28 / Compositing the insert in
05:24 / Inserting a flat shape on a curved object using Warp
13:34 / Rotoscoping out foreground elements (hold out mattes)

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

Getting Started with Mocha – 08 – Rotoscoping Basics

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

An in-depth overview of basic rotoscoping in Mocha Pro. This tutorial will give you the tools to get started with roto projects using mocha’s tracking data as a driver to speed up the task.

00:37 / X-splines vs Bezier splines
06:37 / Using the Viewer tools makes it easy to check your masks
11:30 / Organic roto with X-splines
21:34 / Edges, edge softness and motion blur
25:10 / Exporting and using our shape data

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

Getting Started with Mocha – 07 – Stabilization and the Stabilize Module

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*** Updated for Version 5 and Adobe plug-in workflows. ***

Need to get up-and-running quickly with Mocha? Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and master trainer (Curious Turtle), guides Mocha users through the basics of Mocha’s powerful tools.

We take an extended look at using our tracked Mocha data, and using it to stabilize footage. We work with the data directly, then see how to use Mocha Pro’s Stabilize module to get even better and more customizable results.

00:38 / Where is the best place to track for stabilization?
02:49 / Quick Stabilize in the Viewer
03:33 / Exporting stabilize data for use in Adobe After Effects
05:11 / Advanced stabilize options using the Stabilize module
09:22 / Fixing our border problems in the Border settings
11:56 / Going deeper. Fixing our borders with Auto Fill

Getting Started with Mocha – Training series instant download (includes 1080p tutorials & original footage) available for purchase for only $29.

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