Mocha for After Effects
10 Mar 2012

1 Day Course
Date: Saturday 10 March 2012
Times: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Price: £100.00
Instructor: Pierre Vella

Mocha is a popular tracking and rotoscoping software, which ships with After Effects CS4, CS5 and CS5.5. Based on an innovative 2.5 D planar tracking system, Mocha helps visual effects artists solve complex tracking challenges. As a rotoscoping station, Mocha's ability to accurately track mask shapes saves hours of manual labour for articulate matte creation. Create & render mattes with less keyframes!

Course Outline
The introduction to Mocha is an in-depth look at 2.5D planar tracking and will show you from the ground up how to use Mocha to generate accurate tracks without relying on traditional tracking markers (feature tracking) and how to export that data into After Effects and other applications.

You’ll also learn a much easier way to perform rotoscoping including the use of the mocha Shape plug in for After Effects CS4 and above. The extensive practical exploration will also include working with alpha channels, embedded mattes, edge controls, off screen tracking, and removing objects. 

*Mocha interface 
*Tracking multiple objects 
*Adjusting tracks and exporting corner pin data for use in After Effects
*Using Mocha for Rotoscoping inside After Effects
*Tracking organic objects
*Tracking complicated shots with extreme perspective tracks
*Exporting shape data with the Mocha shape plug-in for After Effects
*Rotoscoping and shape export

Each student has their own workstation for the practical parts of the course and can discuss any specific areas of interest they may have towards the end of the day with the tutor.


020 8525 4330