Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 09a – Stabilization in After Effects
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.
09a – Stabilization in After Effects: This tutorial is all about Stabilization; how it can help us in mocha and how we can use the tracking data in After Effects. We discuss how to shift narrative focus within a shot just by changing the shape that we build the stabilized effect on. This gives us a good deal of control in the scene.
In After Effects we see the methods for stabilizing position, then scale and rotation using Expressions. We then work on creating a smoothed shot to maintain the camera move but take out the bumps. Along with this, we see some quick techniques for filling in missing edge details.
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