Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Motion blur and mocha, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
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One area of potential confusion with mocha is how it handles motion blur in…combination with After Effects.…Because the way it does in with motion tracking data is different than the way…it does it with shape d ata.…Now here is an example we played around earlier where I tracked a section of…this wall and wanted to put something fresh on that wall in After Effects and of…course, tried to match the motion blur the best I could.…To do that, I selected my layer with a tracking data, did export, and this menu…is going to change probably in the final shipping version but basically I picked…the version that said After Effects Corner Pin supports motion blur.…
This adds positional data in addition to the corner pin data to allow me to get…motion blur in After Effects.…And there are other options if you're using Red Giant's Warp plug-in, if you…are using the excellent mochaImport script but I've got just bare bones After Effects.…So I'll select that, copy to clipboard, and you already saw back in After…
Chris and Trish Meyer have been using After Effects since version 1.0 and have written ten books about the program, and they are always among the first to dive into each new version and discover what it offers to their fellow motion graphics artists. Chris takes you under the hood and explains how each new feature works in After Effects CS5. This course covers both the technical and creative implications of this latest release, including tutorials on the new Roto Brush tool and mocha version 2, blending modes, text options, and new and improved user interface elements in Adobe After Effects CS5. Numerous examples show the most efficient ways to use the new features and avoid potential pitfalls when applying techniques. Chris ends with a discussion of which users will get them most out of upgrading to After Effects CS5.
- Reviewing After Effects' 64-bit system requirements
- Mastering the new Roto Brush tool plus Refine Matte
- Warping with FreeForm
- Motion tracking with mocha version 2
- Matting with mocha shape, including adding motion blur
- Extruding in 3D with Repoussé
- Importing RED footage
- Using Color Finesse and updated blending modes