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:


Open Splines and Beauty Work with mocha 4.1

November 4, 2014 in Homepage 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

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 init.py 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

Some footage provided courtesy of: www.stockfootage.com

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

New Update: mocha AE CC for After Effects Creative Cloud 2014

October 13, 2014 in Blog,Homepage

Imagineer Systems, Mary Poplin walks you through the newly released After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update, mocha AE has been updated to mocha AE CC (version 4.0.1). This is a major version update that includes compatibility with mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 project files.

Here’s a brief summary of what’s new in mocha AE CC 2014:

  • New project-based structure: Project settings in mocha AE can now be modified independently from the clip used to create the project. Choose File > Project Settings to modify the project settings. You can also now open a project file to view a layer’s content without relinking clips.
  • Anchor point removed from Adobe After Effects Transform Data: To reduce confusion about how to use the tracking results, mocha AE CC  no longer exports anchor point data. If your intent is to stabilize instead of matching motion, enable the Invert option in the Export Tracking Data dialog box.
  • Keyboard shortcut customization: Keyboard shortcuts can now be customized for almost every tool, action and menu item in mocha AE CC.
  • Streamlined, high-DPI interface: The mocha AE CC interface has been updated to streamline the workflow, reduce interface clutter, and take advantage of Apple Retina displays on Mac OS X.
  • RED Dragon import: RED Dragon 6K footage can now be used in mocha AE CC.
  • Linear Controls behavior enhancements: When Linear Controls is enabled in Preferences > System, dragging anywhere inside a parameter’s value field will change the value. Previously, this only worked when dragging over the number in the field. While dragging, you can now hold the Shift key to increase mouse sensitivity or hold the Command (Mac OS) or Control (Windows) key to decrease the mouse sensitivity.
  • Edge width subtraction: The Edge Properties panel now has buttons to both Subtract (-) or Add (+) edge width.

To see the difference between the Adobe bundled mocha AE and other mocha products, please check the compare chart.imagineersystems.com/products/compare/

Tutorial: Import mocha planar tracking data into DaVinci Resolve 11

October 8, 2014 in Homepage Tags: , ,

In this quick tutorial, Kevin Samar from Boris FX shows how mocha Pro’s planar tracking data can now be imported into Black Magic DaVinci Resolve 11 using the new BCC OFX plug-ins from Boris FX.

Boris FX Continuum Complete (BCC) is a comprehensive plug-in suite that now supports Resolve 11.  For more infomation, visit: www.borisfx.com

Source file provided courtesy of Adam Everett.
To download, go to: vimeo.com/87612978

Free Tracking Clips for Training (Non-Commercial)

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VFX artist Adam Everett Miller and Imagineer Systems are pleased to offer these free clips to use for learning mocha. To download, click on the Vimeo link and go to download.

You can also view and purchase the clips with pre-tracked After Effects projects at: videohive.net/user/everettoptions/portfolio?ref=everettoptions

Notes from the artist:

You are free to use these clips to practice planar tracking. You may also use them in a non-commercial project. Please do not turn around and sell them. I have a number of bundles available to purchase and download that are pre-tracked and pre-keyed. All you need to do is drop in a screenshot or video.

Any money I make through these purchases goes right back into producing more so if you see something you like, I’d love your support by purchasing the bundle. videohive.net/user/everettoptions/portfolio?ref=everettoptions

-Adam Everett Miller (hub.tutsplus.com/authors/adam-everett-miller)


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