cmiVFX has released the brand new Imagineer System's MochaPro Advanced Compositing Tactics Video. Featuring veteran MochaPro user Magno Borgo, cmiVFX takes you through some of the most difficult tasks made much easier with the use of both MochaPro and Adobe After Effects. Of course, any compositing application of your choice can be substituted for After Effects, such as Eyeon Fusion, Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Smoke and more. When it comes to solving impossible shots, you need to think WAY outside of the box. Let us show you the tricks of the trade, that make those impossible shots both possible and done quickly. Planning ahead will always reap better results, so take a hint from a master and watch this killer new video today! VIMEO VIDEO LINK https://vimeo.com/54203503 Short Description Probably the best money you will spend all year. This video brings the dark magic of impossibility to a screeching halt by allowing for seamless beautification of an otherwise horrifying set of shots. (Make bad shots, good? then apply your creations) NOTICE TO VIEWERS: (For less that the price of going out on the weekend for a few cocktails, you can learn enough skill to pay for a years salary. How can you argue with that?!)
Magno speaks a brief introduction about the topics that will be covered in the training.
Start of the digital make-up project, studying the shot. Initial Mocha Pro Project Setup, discussion about approaching the tracking of a non-planar surface. We compare the tracking options and result quality of the track and explore the tracking properties to facilitate the tracking process.
After obtaining the tracked layers, we apply a pre-prepared eyepatch painting to the tracked layer. We also create a a customized visual guide to make insert adjustments more accurately.
Here we show a novel technique, "hacking" the adjust module to work with the visual guidelines the we created. We show how to set up the reference points in a comfortable way to work and how to choose the best timeline positions to do adjustments to the tracked surface.
We create a more precise shape for the eye patch insertion area using the adjusted track and test the eye patch insertion.
We bring the Mocha Pro data to AE: Corner pins and rotoscope shapes. We refine the composition of the insert, animating color correction effects, fine tuning the comp with new rotoscope masks and using the painted frame pre-comp for effects.
We explore the Reshape effect, how to use it to do morphing and deformations. We review the Reshape properties and caveats, we also show how to use plate stabilization with Reshape.
Here, we explore another possibility using the Puppet tool to create deformations and animations for the digital make-up.
We cover here the new Camera Solve module and also some of the new shortcuts/properties of the rotoscope tools of Mocha v3. We prepare the scene for solving, rotoscoping the foreground element and tracking the background layers.
With the tracked layers ready, we solve the camera and review the Camera Solve module properties. Back to After Effects, we import 3D camera data and 3D nulls, creating the composite of a 3D text element.
On this chapter, 3D alignment of scenes inside After Effects is discussed. How to align 3D scenes in a more comfortable way to work with, using manual alignment techniques and automated alignment using scripts.
Now we track a different kind of shot, using the PTZ camera solve model. We implement strategies to get a better tracking, choosing optimal track properties for the layers. We also show how to track 3D moving object using the camera solver. Moving to After Effects, we place 3D elements on the composition and also create a motion trail effect using the Trapcode Particular plugin using the moving object 3d information.
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Magno Borgo is a 30 years old Brazilian visual effects artist, specialized in Compositing, Rotoscope and Paint/Removal. He has a degree in Graphic Design and have been working with post-production for more than 8 years. He is one of the 5 founding members of Boundary Visual Effects, a specialized rotoscope boutique with global presence that focus on matte creation for high-end visual effects: from simple keying to complex shot elements removals and stereoscopic projects.