cmiVFX Releases Imagineer Mocha Pro For Production Multilingual Training Series
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Princeton, NJ (March 24, 2011) – cmiVFX launches its latest training endeavor showcasing the ever popular Mocha Pro application from Imagineer Systems. We have been in communication with Imagineer for many years trying to produce a well formatted, much needed training solution for their fantastic line of products. When we saw that Mocha Pro had all the tools in one location, we knew it was time for us to start the training franchise for this line of tools. After years of taking requests and emails suggestions from our customers from around the world, we are proud to announce our very first multilingual training solution starting with the Mocha Pro training. This video will include both English and Portuguese versions of the training at no extra cost to the end user. We will be releasing more languages through out the year for many of our training videos. Many of you call us Number One in the industry for many reasons…. and now our new FREE multilingual service will be On Demand for users to enjoy. (This comes in very handy when traveling around as a freelance artist. Learn key terms in more then one language to help reduce instructional barriers in regards to the Visual Effects and Computer Graphics industry). This new service will be turned on just a few short days from the launch of the English Version of this product.
This training cover all Mocha Pro modules (Track, Adjust Track, Insert, Remove, Stabilize, and Lens) using example projects and with in-depth explanation of the parameters, leaving no room for guesswork when working with the modules.
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Mocha Pro For Production Volume 1
Since this is the beginning of a video series, we will get started with planar tracking concepts. You’ll get a guided tour of the Mocha Pro user interface, utilizing a simple project setup. You’ll use the Tracker Module to track surfaces, discover strategies to improve tracking, track surfaces that leave the screen, learn about the types of splines layers shapes and how to review the tracking quality with the Viewer controls.
cmiVFX has been using Imagineer tools for its Rotoscoping pipeline for years. It is one of the fastest ways to take care of one of the most tedious tasks in the Visual Effects game. Learn how to use the planar tracker to achieve faster results when doing Rotoscoping. There will be an overview of the tools to create and manipulate Layer shapes, including edge feathering and smoothing. Learn how to evaluate rotoshape quality with the Viewer controls and when the rotoscope is finished, explore the options to export the results to other softwares.
While working on a more challenging project, you will learn how to isolate unwanted elements from the tracking area using garbage mattes and Blend modes. Then watch a more in-depth explanation of the Adjust track module to further refine your tracking results when the Track module is not enough to solve the tracking. We then break down several methods of exporting and importing into other 3rd party applications, such as: Final Cut Pro, Nuke, Motion, and After Effects. (Autodesk Flame customers can review our Flame training video for GMask information)
Discover how to use the Insert module parameters to successfully place images on tracked surfaces. Learn how to render final composited inserts from Mocha Pro or to export the insert layer for other softwares.
Explore the Lens module to obtain better results on the other Mocha Pro modules when shots have lens distortion. (In photography, distortion is particularly associated with zoom lenses, particularly large-range zooms, but may also be found in prime lenses, and depends on focal distance)
With the two example projects presented, understand how to use the unique Remove module of Mocha Pro to eliminate unwanted elements from shots. Using the same scene background or additional clean plates, we discuss the removal parameters in depth, making it easy to remove unwanted objects in shots requiring enhancement.
In this section we show you how to take shaky footage and make it presentable for further post production. Learn how to recover the missing parts of the plate using the Border settings and how to further smooth Camera movements using the Stabilize parameters.
About The Author
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.
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