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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 06 – Shear and Perspective

Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 06 – Shear and Perspective

This is an excerpt from Curious Turtle's Fundamentals of mocha Premium, a new series of tutorials for Imagineer System's mocha family designed for those just starting out. Starting from the very basics, the course is designed to help you understand how mocha Pro and mochaAE work, and how you can get the best results out of it. The total course is 4.5 hours long, split into a total of 16 exercises.

06 – Shear and Perspective: One of the most frequent questions asked about mocha's settings is, when do you have to turn on Perspective modeling instead of just tracking Shear?  This exercise demonstrates the different motion using CG footage, then shows how to translate that to real-world footage.  This effectively shows when Shear is not enough to get the best track and how Perspective tracking should be used.

The second part of the tutorial demonstrates more techniques for dealing with large motion blur on the object you wish to track. We discuss shape size, placement and keyframing the shape to get the best results.

Other free lessons in this series:

02 – User Interface

03 – Planar Tracking

04 – Track Mattes

05 – Rotation

06 – Shear and Perspective

07a – Using Transform Data in After Effects

07b – Using Transform Data in Final Cut Pro & Motion

08a – Using Corner Pin Data in After Effects

09a – Stabilization in After Effects

09b – Stabilization in Final Cut Pro & Motion

10 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 1

11 – Mask Shapes and Rotoscoping Part 2

12 – Camera Solver – Pan Tilt Zoom

13 – Camera Solver – Parallax Change

14 – Camera Solver – Solving for Moving Shapes

Posted by Spencer Knuttila