Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video mocha shape, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
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In the previous movie I showed you how to create and export a simple…motion track from mocha.…In this movie I will show you how to export shape data, a particular outline…matte that you want to create that follows a certain object in your footage.…I am going to go ahead and open up our project created for me by the good guys…over at Bandito Brothers.…Select the mocha project they gave me, and chances are if you get a project from…somebody else, it will not be able to locate the footage.…It may have a local path on their drive that has nothing to do with a…relative path on your drive. That's okay.…
Go down to this brown folder icon and that's how you relocate your clip.…I will click on that, go into (FOOTAGE ), Sources, go down to mocha, select the…first in my sequence, click OK and Finish.…And here is the clip.…They have gone ahead and created some complex outlines for objects like this…tire, added metal scrap off to the right of the screen and then the foreground…on the left side of the screen.…
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