Tutorials

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, Filmmaker/Motion Graphics artist Seth Worley will show you how to re-create the look of the Lost Smoke monster. Covered: Compositing, Masking, 3D tracking, Color Correction and some really cool Trapcode Particular techniques.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:23 AM

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Learn to create an effect inspired by Cyriak, where a creepy hand-crab monster projects from a person’s mouth.  This effect is very involved, with lots of rotoscoping, tracking and hand animation.  It's not for the feint of heart, but you will learn a ton.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 03:55 AM

Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

Learn how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot. Think "Headless Horseman."  This is a fast paced tutorial design for advances users of mocha and After Effects.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 03:39 AM

Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

In this episode of Red Giant TV, director Stu Maschwitz will show you how to use Creative cloud 2014’s mask tracking tools to color grade with Colorista II and Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:12 AM

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:39 AM

3D CAMERATRACKER Plug-in Tutorial by The Pixel Lab

Joren from The Pixel Lab shows the workflow of working with footage tracked with The Foundry’s CAMERATRACKER in After Effects and then bringing that footage into MAXON CINEMA 4D. 

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 - 07:32 AM

MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld has a tutorial to get you up to speed fast in MochaImport+ for Nuke.

Table of contents:

  • Corner Pin+ w. Lens Dist. (at 0:30)
  • Stabilized View+ (at 7:15)
  • Tracker+ (at 25:40)
  • Roto+ & RotoPaint+ (at 27:59)
  • GridWarp+ (at 31:36)
  • Transform+ (at 35:02)
  • Full camera rig+ (at 40:54)
  • Camera and Geo+ (at 43:56)
Posted on May 27, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

Ran Ben Avraham shows us how to create a Lizard Man transformation in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. Ran motion tracks a sequence and then he uses FreeForm Pro to wrap the texture of his choice around the actors face in 3D.

In Part 2 you will learn how to 2D track different parts of the face in Mocha. You'll apply that info to the texture that has been created.

View Part 1

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

Ran Ben Avraham walks you through turning a human man into a Lizard Man with After Effects and Mettle FreeForm Pro. He motion tracks his footage and wraps the serpentine texture around the actors head with FreeForm Pro.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:35 PM

Create a Fight Club / IKEA label effect and animated text tracked to backgrounds in FCP X

By Iain Anderson -  CoreMelt TrackX powered by Mocha is a powerful 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.

In this tutorial we teach you how to track text labels to background motion or to a moving foreground object using TrackX power by Mocha in FCP X

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 - 09:33 AM

Tracking Motion in FCPX Using TrackX by CoreMelt

Training session for TrackX powered by mocha - a motion tracking plug-in for Final Cut Pro X editors, featuring VFX artist Roger Bolton of CoreMelt.com.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Driving Plates Composite in Premiere Pro

Artbeats and Eran Stern bring you a tutorial showing how to key and composite greenscreen driving plates with scenery in Premiere Pro using Ultra Key and a Track Matte Key.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:51 PM

CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX - Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X - CoreMelt TrackX powered by Mocha is a powerful 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.

In this tutorial we show you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

Imagineer has a new tutorial up that covers tracking an iPhone screen. Mary Poplin gives detailed instructions on the process both in video form and in words, so you can go at your own pace.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Simulate a Basic Dilating Iris in Adobe After Effects

Post by Joshua Lester at AEtuts+: "This Quick Tip will show how to manipulate footage of an eye to create the illusion that the Iris or Pupil is dilating. Using the Bulge Effect and simple motion tracking, the final product is quick and demonstrates how to use these simple tools."

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 - 08:04 AM

mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 2

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

Posted on Jul 08, 2013 - 08:27 AM

mocha Pro Tutorial: 3D Camera Solver and Nuke Pt. 1

Imagineer Product Manager, Martin Brennand created this 2 part series demonstrating how mocha Pro's 3D Camera Solve can be used to for 3D tracking to compliment the Nuke workflow.

Posted on Jul 08, 2013 - 08:19 AM

Studying 3D Camera Tracker - After Effects CS6

Tutorial by Maltaanon. This is a follow-up to the introduction to 3D Camera Tracker tutorial by Maltaanon. Learn the do's and don't's of the match-moving process in After Effects CS6.

Posted on Jun 03, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Using Mocha Camera Solver for Shots that are Difficult to Solve with Point Tracking

Imagineer systems Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through using the mocha Camera Solver for a shot that is difficult to solve with point tracking.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 - 07:11 AM

After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker

An overview/tutorial of the new 3D camera tracker in Adobe After Effects CS6 by Matt's Macintosh channel on YouTube. Good stuff.

Posted on May 29, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Fantastic Facial Motion Capture in After Effects

Post by Matthew Perks/ AEtuts+. Use puppet pins tracked to motion data from dots on a face to animate a face or other objects in your scene.

Posted on May 14, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Imagineer mocha v3 Camera Solving for Moving Objects + Tracking Difficult Shots with mocha Pro

Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through how to use the camera solver to get the 3D data of a moving planar object. Also covers unlink tracking, 3D export to After Effects and attaching 3D particles from Trapcode Particular.

With a camera solve you are normally solving from static areas in the scene (Walls, floors, rocks, etc), but when you want to capture anything moving, a little extra work is needed.

Posted on May 14, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Graffiti Comes to Life in After Effects

Post by Mathias Möhl/ Mamoworld: "In this tutorial you learn how to turn a graffiti painting on a wall into a living person. This effect is inspired by the Brush With Death clip."

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 - 09:28 AM

After Effects CS6 – 3D Camera Tracking Tutorial

Maltaannon presents the new 3D Camera Tracker in After Effects CS6, a new feature to CS6.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 - 01:52 PM

How to Create a Security Sweeper effect in After Effects

RedGiantTv's Seth Worley shows you how to create this cool looking Sweeper Effect (Inspired by Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus) in After Effects using Foundry’s Camera Tracker, Trapcode Particular and other techniques.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Mid-Air Emergency in After Effects by Video Copilot

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: "In this new tutorial we’ll composite the interior of an airplane as the wing bursts into flames. We’ll cover green screen keying, 3D tracking with Camera Tracker, particles and compositing live action elements. I’ve also included a dropping Oxygen mask in the project file for people that want to add an extra layer!"

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 - 09:31 AM

3D Set Extensions with Trapcode Particular and The Foundry CameraTracker

Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage. Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:14 AM

After Effects, Cinema 4D, and The Foundry CameraTracker Workflow Tutorial

Post by Joren at The Pixel Lab. "In this supersized tutorial series, I’m going to go over the workflow to complete a 3D track using the new Foundry Camera Tracker in After Effects. In this first part we will go over the After Effects side of things. In the next tutorial we will head over into Cinema 4D where we will add 3D objects using the 3D track data! This is an amazing workflow, made possible by the Foundry Camera Tracker and the new Maxon Cinema4D Export plugin for After Effects."

 

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 - 07:37 AM

“Dominoes” CameraTracker and Cinema 4d Tutorial – Part 1 & 2

Learn about using the Foundry Camera Tracker with Maxon Cinema 4D. Tutorial by AETuts+by Alexander Lehnert.

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 - 09:26 AM

Tracking an object that goes off screen in After Effects

Posted by Kert Gartner at VFX Haiku. "In this tutorial, we take a look at how to track an object that goes off screen with Adobe After Effects."

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 - 10:16 AM

How To Track Footage That Is Out Of Focus

Posted by Stefan Surmabojov on AEtuts+: "How to work with footage that is out of focus making if difficult to track. After we track it we are going to attach the camera interface elements and fake some depth of field to create the illusion that they are floating in space and shift in and out of focus like the rest of the scene."

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 - 07:08 AM

Color grading and finishing in Premiere Pro CS5.5

Speed up your color grading and finishing! This video tutorial teaches how to do primary, secondary and some pretty advanced color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. You’ll learn how to create masks for color correction inside of Premiere Pro, and to tweak parts of the image without affecting others. You’ll learn how to use Jarle’s Grading Tools (a collection of useful presets) to speed up your own color grading workflow.

Also covered are some common finishing techniques like how to fix moiré, blown-out highlights, blue sky fix, sharpening, letterboxing, noise reduction, stabilizing and scaling/crop.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Free Imagineer Mocha Day for Night Tutorial from Curious Turtle

In this new free tutorial using footage from Artbeats, we'll look at creating a Day for Night scene using Imagineer Systems mocha to do the tracking and roto work. Then we bring that data into Adobe After Effects to do the compositing work.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 - 03:19 PM

Harry Potter style priori incantatem VFX - Part 2- FxHome HitFilm

Create the energy beam for a Harry Potter-style magic fight using HitFilm Ultimate.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:27 AM

2D To 3D Stereo Conversion With Mocha Pro & FreeForm Pro

In this tutorial, Martin Brennand, the senior product specialist from Imagineer Systems shows how to convert 2D film to stereoscopic 3D. Mocha Pro is used for the roto and clean plating, Freeform Pro is used for the extrusion and a useful script breaks down the masks into luminance depth graded by layer order.

Project files for CS5 & CS5.5, AE script & mocha Pro project are included.

Posted on Sep 08, 2011 - 12:04 PM