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Rotoscoping & Masking (51 Tutorials)

Removing a microphone with mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop

Removing a microphone with mocha Pro and Adobe Photoshop

September 24, 2015

Mary Poplin explains the basics of removing an unwanted object, using only one clean plate and letting mocha Pro’s planar tracking and remove tool to the heavy lifting.

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Advanced Finishing in Resolve 11

Advanced Finishing in Resolve 11

June 25, 2015

Take your Resolve grading work to the next level of finishing and vfx with BCC and mocha.  Resolve Trainier and colorist Alex Van Hurkman shows us how to use Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and mocha Pro together inside Resolve to create visual effects and some finishing.  He even explains it in term us NLE editors can understand.

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Petri Dish Planets (After Effects Post Production)

Petri Dish Planets (After Effects Post Production)

May 11, 2015

Watch Shanks FX “Petri Dish Planets” and then check out the tutorial on how he put the finishing touches on them in Adobe After Effects.

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Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

January 29, 2015

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.

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Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

December 19, 2014

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.

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Tiffen Dfx v4 – Creating Masks and EZ Mask

Tiffen Dfx v4 – Creating Masks and EZ Mask

November 17, 2014

Learn to use masks and EZ Masks in Tiffen Dfx standalone make your subject pop.

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Digieffects: Channel Range from Aura #digieffects

Digieffects: Channel Range from Aura #digieffects

November 1, 2014

Learn how Channel Range, one of the tools included in Aura, can help you generate mattes and transitions through the isolation of specific grayscale ranges of channels.

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cyriak halloween costume

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

October 21, 2014

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.

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Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

October 21, 2014

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.

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Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

September 14, 2014

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.

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Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

July 25, 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.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

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!

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MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

May 27, 2014

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)

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Tracking Motion in FCPX Using TrackX by CoreMelt

Tracking Motion in FCPX Using TrackX by CoreMelt

March 5, 2014

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.

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garbage mattes tutorial

In Depth: Fast and Easy Garbage Mattes in After Effects

February 5, 2014

Here is a very simple technique to create super quick garbage mattes in AE!

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