Midweek Motivation: Mocha used in Thor: Ragnorok

Thor Ragnorak

Learn how Rising Sun Pictures used Mocha with both NUKE and Silhouette for the VFX shots they created for ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

Anthony Smith, Head of 2D (Compositing, Paint, Roto, and Digital Matte Painting Departments) at Rising Sun Pictures talked with Boris FX about the use of Mocha in Thor: Ragnarok.

Here’s an excerpt:

RSP delivered an impressive 170 VFX shots for Thor: Ragnarok. “We used Mocha on roughly, half of our shots. The planar tracking and roto tools assisted with removing stand-ins and props, which were replaced with CG versions,” notes Smith. “The extensive amounts of roto required, meant that using Mocha’s tracking tools to assist with our paint and roto tasks, saved us a huge amount of time.”


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For more behind the scenes of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, see our Big Screen Effects: Super Hero Edition

More about Mocha

mocha is award winning tracking software developed by Imagineer Systems. Built upon a renowned Planar Tracking image engine, mocha follows “pixel patterns” through the most difficult conditions including objects that go off-screen, objects that are partially obscured, even out of focus footage.This technology drives our products and is licensed to technology partners. Learn More

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Posted by Kim Sternisha