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mocha 2.6 Essential Training
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mocha 2.6 Essential Training

with Steve Wright

Video: Welcome

This is Steve Wright for lynda.com, welcoming you to my mocha workshop. Rotoscoping is an essential skill for virtually all artists in visual effects today and this workshop will show you how to do it with mocha. Mocha is unusual because it's both a motion tracking program as well as a rotoscoping program created by Imagineer Systems. The built-in Planar Tracker allows you to track objects better than a Point Tracker. Then, this tracking data is linked to the rotoshapes to helps speed up the entire rotoscoping process.
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  1. 5m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 40s
    2. Getting to know the user interface
      3m 43s
  2. 1h 7m
    1. Drawing X-splines
      8m 2s
    2. Drawing B-splines
      5m 4s
    3. Editing splines
      3m 52s
    4. Keyframing splines
      6m 33s
    5. Discovering the timeline controls
      5m 52s
    6. Walking through the New Project window
      4m 23s
    7. Working with interlaced clips
      8m 19s
    8. Setting the color space
      4m 46s
    9. Defining mocha preferences
      3m 46s
    10. Walking through the Layer Control panel
      3m 22s
    11. Walking through the Layer Properties panel
      3m 29s
    12. Viewing mattes
      3m 41s
    13. Walking through the Edge Properties panel
      6m 24s
  3. 1h 8m
    1. A planar tracking demo
      6m 36s
    2. Setting motion options
      13m 12s
    3. Adjusting the tracking spline
      8m 51s
    4. Tracking awkward surfaces
      6m 3s
    5. Understanding the planar grid
      6m 50s
    6. Dealing with lens distortion
      7m 43s
    7. An AdjustTrack demo
      5m 49s
    8. Keyframing the AdjustTrack
      7m 48s
    9. Offsetting reference points
      5m 49s
  4. 1h 8m
    1. Strategizing shape distribution
      11m 21s
    2. Working with large areas
      2m 44s
    3. Selecting a start frame
      10m 38s
    4. Replacing a shape
      2m 54s
    5. Keyframing: Bifurcation
      4m 38s
    6. Keyframing: Straight ahead
      5m 17s
    7. Keyframing: Extremes
      9m 22s
    8. Keyframing: Maximum digression
      6m 45s
    9. Converting to stereo
      2m 54s
    10. Inspecting your rotos
      4m 43s
    11. Rendering mattes
      4m 45s
    12. Exporting shapes
      2m 54s
  5. 1h 30m
    1. Moving the camera with parallax
      5m 30s
    2. Moving the camera without parallax
      3m 58s
    3. Using multiple splines in a layer
      7m 23s
    4. Subtracting shapes
      7m 6s
    5. Stabilizing the viewer
      5m 46s
    6. Keyframing during tracking
      7m 24s
    7. Unlinking the tracker
      5m 8s
    8. Tracking manually
      12m 35s
    9. Defining corner pinning
      5m 4s
    10. Going further into the Track tab
      6m 53s
    11. Utilizing the more advanced AdjustTrack features
      8m 40s
    12. Working with the Stabilize tab
      6m 11s
    13. Exporting track data
      8m 53s

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mocha 2.6 Essential Training
5h 1m Beginner Sep 30, 2011

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mocha has always been very popular as a tracking tool, but with the rising interest in stereo 3D conversion, its rotoscoping capabilities have become a favorite player in that pipeline and sales have soared. In this course, Steve Wright covers the basics of operating mocha, as well as advanced tracking and rotoscoping techniques. The course also covers the mocha/Nuke stereo 3D production pipeline in detail.

Topics include:
  • Understanding mocha preferences
  • Drawing and editing splines
  • Creating grids for tracking awkward surfaces
  • Keyframing techniques for advanced rotoscoping
  • Making stereo 3D conversions
  • Stabilizing techniques for advanced tracking
Subjects:
3D + Animation Video Visual Effects
Software:
mocha
Author:
Steve Wright

Welcome

This is Steve Wright for lynda.com, welcoming you to my mocha workshop. Rotoscoping is an essential skill for virtually all artists in visual effects today and this workshop will show you how to do it with mocha. Mocha is unusual because it's both a motion tracking program as well as a rotoscoping program created by Imagineer Systems. The built-in Planar Tracker allows you to track objects better than a Point Tracker. Then, this tracking data is linked to the rotoshapes to helps speed up the entire rotoscoping process.

Think of mocha's player tracker as a roto assist. In this course you'll learn not just how to operate mocha, but also advanced rotoscoping techniques that you can use with any roto package. The first lesson of the course is Basic Rototscoping. So you'll learn how to create, edit and keyframe rotoshapes with mocha. The second lesson introduces the Planar Tracker and shows you how to use it to assist in your roto work. The third lesson is Advanced Rotoscoping Technique where you'll learn the art of rotoscoping with key framing strategies, shape breakdowns, control point placement, inspection procedures, and how to export rotoshapes to other programs.

The fourth lesson is Advanced Tracking where you'll learn how to track difficult targets, adjust the Planar Tracker's internal settings, and how to export the tracking data to external programs. To begin, all you have to do is click on the next movie. Welcome aboard!

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