mocha and After Effects Puppet Tool

August 24, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

Jason Hearne from the Game Show Network shows a technique that combines the power of mocha’s planar tracker with the mesh warping capabilities of After Effect’s puppet tool.

This advanced technique adds a stationary texture to a moving person and captures secondary soft tissue motion with a set of multi-planar tracks. Jason and the GSN team improved upon a technique from a previous mocha tutorial to create a complex transition from bare chest to painted skin in a short amount of time.

This technique can be seen on the promo for Skin Wars, a popular GSN program.

HitFilm 3 Express & mocha HitFilm – Rotoscoping for Color Correction

July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

In this tutorial Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through rotoscoping for color correction using mocha HitFilm and HitFilm 3 Express.

Learn more about HitFilm 3 Express here: hitfilm.com/express

The mocha HitFilm application is available in HitFilm 3 Express as a separate purchasable add-on:
hitfilm.com/store/hitfilm-3-express

This tutorial can also apply to users of HitFilm Pro.

Footage provided by Pond5: Pond5.com

HitFilm 3 Express & mocha HitFilm – Camera Solving

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In this tutorial Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through how to create 3d camera data using mocha HitFilm and HitFilm 3 Express.

Learn more about HitFilm 3 Express here: hitfilm.com/express

The mocha HitFilm application is available in HitFilm 3 Express as a separate purchasable add-on:
hitfilm.com/store/hitfilm-3-express

This tutorial can also apply to users of HitFilm Pro.

Footage provided by Pond5: Pond5.com

Adobe AE CC 2015: Face Tracker and mocha AE: An Overview

June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: ,

In this overview, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through how the bundled mocha AE complements the Adobe After Effects CC 2015 Face Tracker.

Areas covered:
- Face masking
- Occlusions
- Face tracking and inserts

This video uses footage from Pond5: Pond5.com
The video users resources from Rampant Design’s Monster Toolkit: rampantdesigntools.com/product/monster-toolkit/

Removing a microphone with mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop

June 29, 2015 in Homepage Tags: , , , , ,

In this short and clear video tutorial, Mary Poplin goes over the basics of removing and unwanted object with mocha Pro. Only 1 clean frame is painted in Adobe Photoshop and than mocha Pro‘s Planar Tracking and Remove Module does the hard work of matching the perspective and lighting.

This technique is a huge time saver for artists and editors that need to fix footage and remove unwanted objects from a shot.

Webinar Replay: Advanced Tips & Techniques with mocha & AE

May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , , , ,

In this one hour tutorial, Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and Curious Turtle trainer, works through some real-world examples of using mocha in conjunction with After Effects and Boris Continuum Complete to tackle a number of challenges with a focus on image restoration and beauty work.

mocha Pro: Align Surface Insert tutorial Pt. 2, Using the Insert for Paint

May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

In this in-depth sequel to a recent insert tutorial, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you that align surface and the insert tool are for more than screens and logo replacements. Any time you create a clean plate in context from a still frame in your shot, you can use the Align Surface tool to make sure your insert can be tracked and patched into the shot correctly. This means you can use the insert module for all kinds of shots, including matte paintings.

The Align Surface workflow works with any version of mocha including the Adobe After Effects bundled mocha AE CC, however the Insert Module with advanced features like motion blur and mesh warp compositing are only found in mocha Pro.

U.F.Oh Yeah Paint: Teaser Breakdown Video

May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,

In this five minute breakdown video, Mary Poplin, shows you how to Stabilize and Roto Paint in Nuke using Mocha Pro and mochaImport+. This specific technique was used to paint out makeup errors in U.F.Oh Yeah by Film Riot. The final U.F.Oh Yeah video can be found here: youtu.be/qQB2wtKQkvM

Software Used:
mocha Pro
MochaImport+
Nuke 8

Customizing mocha Preferences

May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,

Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through the preferences dialog in mocha, the Academy Award-winning planar tracking and roto-masking software.

A useful training video for all mocha product versions including, mocha AE, mocha HitFilm, mocha Plus and mocha Pro.

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U.F.Oh Yeah Paint: How to Stabilize and Roto Paint in Nuke using Mocha Pro and mochaImport+

May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: , , , , ,

In this in depth video, Imagineer Systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to Stabilize and Roto Paint in Nuke using Mocha Pro and mochaImport+. This specific technique was used to paint out makeup errors in U.F.Oh Yeah by Film Riot. The final video can be found here: youtu.be/qQB2wtKQkvM

Techniques used:
Difficult Tracking through shadow occlusions
Using the Surface Tool
Exporting Corner Pins from mocha to Nuke
Stabilizing using MochaImport+
Rotopainting in Nuke
Adjusting motion blur with pixel data and OFlow in Nuke
Basic compositing tasks in Nuke

Software Used:
mocha Pro
MochaImport+
Nuke 8

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