Adobe Creative Cloud has a tool called "Mask Tracker" the is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014, that can be used to easily create masks. After effects also has "mocha AE CC", a dedicated planar tracker that is similar to Mask Tracker, but also allows keyframe control, and has advanced features for dealing with some of the more difficult masking or tracking situations.
Mary Poplin, from Imagineer Systems, shows you the similarities and differences between the "Mask Tracker" and the bundled "mocha AE CC." Knowing which tool to use in which situation can help you save time and be more creative.
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.
Learn to use masks and EZ Masks in Tiffen Dfx standalone make your subject pop.
Brian Maffitt from Total Training shows us how he made his creepy Halloween self-portrait this year, using Photoshop.
With the popularity of last years creepy self portrait, Brian decided to do a tutorial on how he made this years picture using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. It's fairly advanced and more of a quick breakdown of the steps rather than a normal Total Training tutorial, but "there’s a wealth of high-level Photoshop techniques packed into these 13 minutes."
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.
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.
Mary Poplin, the Imagineer Product Specialist, shows how to make a cool animated cartoon look with Roto Shapes in mocha and After Effects. The tutorial uses a free script and the download link is below the video.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
"In this live demo from Siggraph 2013, imagineer systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to cut your roto time in half using mocha AE inside of Adobe After Effects. Simply go to animation>track in mocha AE and follow along with a shot of your choice at home." - Imagineer Systems
SliceX lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. SliceX includes nine motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the Shape Masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins. In the latest free update you can now keyframe animate the shapes as well as the shapes position, rotation and scaling.
"...now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. "
Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage. Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE.
Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections. Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending.
Composite stock footage elements to create magic hits. Use ripple distortion to enhance blast effect. Uses Video Copilot Action Essentials and Optical Flares.
Composite a super-slow motion grenade to live footage. Use 2D Tracking on a camera to match a nodal pan. Uses Video Copilot Optical Flares
Imagineer Systems' product specialist Mary Poplin, created this tutorial to show how mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop can be used to remove objects from scenes when there is no clean footage.
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.