New MochaBlend C4D Plug-in bridges 2D to 3D Effects Workflow

February 9, 2016
tags: Blog, mocha Pro, News

Innovative new plug-in for Maxon C4D imports mocha data into 3D spacefor excitingnew VFXand motion graphics workflows. Today,Imagineer isannouncinga partnership to releaseMochaBlend C4D, anew softwareplug-in developed by Good SpiritGraphics.MochaBlendwas designed to bridge the gap between2D and 3D workflows andgives visual effects and motiongraphics artistsinnovative new ways to marry computer graphicsto video footage. MochaBlend_Blog MochaBlendC4D is a plug-in that runs inside Maxon Cinema 4D andgives users the ability to import mocha's 2D planar tracking data and roto-splines into a 3D solved workspace. This exciting new workflow can give amazingly quick results with a unique Single Plane Solver that takes the complexity out of traditional 3D camera trackingandmatch moving. According to Good Spiritfounder, Chris Barrett, the Imaginer team was quite responsiveto supportinghis efforts onthis new workflow, "I approached Imagineer CEOJohn-Paul Smithat SIGGRAPHa few years ago to discuss my ideas. I wasfascinated bythepossibility ofcreatingnew ways to convert 2D tracks frommocha into 3Dmotion inside applications like C4D.MochaBlend wouldn't exist without the encouragement I received fromthe Imagineer team." The MochaBlend C4D plug-in was recently awarded "Best in Class" by 3D World Magazine. ReviewerMike Griggs said, "MochaBlend is potentially game-changing, the plug-in offers a way to create objectswhich would otherwise take weeks" and "C4D motion graphicsand particle systems can be added to a tracked nullwith a only couple of clicks." Watch a quick video of mochaBlend C4D in action! View more MochaBlend C4D tutorials here

Mocha Blend C4D Product Features:

  • Single Plane Solver: Solve camera &objects, perspective tracks & non-perspective tracks.
  • Rototo Geometry: Convert roto-splines frommochainto animated geometry with depth that can interact with both physics and simulations inside 3D animation programs.
  • MochaBlend C4Dimportsmocha’scamera-solve data more easily and with more options.
  • AE Exporter:Includes MochaBlend Exporter for Adobe AfterEffects. Export animated masks from AE to C4D!

Convert Animated Splines to 3D

Beyond the 2D to 3D trackingimplementation, MochaBlend C4D also introduces a newworkflow to convert 2D roto-splines into 3D geometry with animated cameramapping. This workflow can be used for a variety of creative animation and effects purposes including 3D extrusions, particle simulations, and even 2D to 3D conversions. While the product was in development, David Torno, the Technical Director of Ghost TownMedia in Los Angeles took the software for a spin and created a compellingtest project. First, David usedmocha Proto rotoscope footage of a woman running on a set. Themochaanimated spline data was imported into C4D's 3D space usingMochaBlendand then extruded to drive aparticle system. The ability to place 2D roto-splines into a 3D projectandinteract with C4Delements is a unique time saving solution for animators and technical directors.


MochaBlend C4Dplug-in is now available for Windows or Mac OS-X for$250 USD. The plug-in can be purchased on its own or included as a special upgrade for After Effects users whowish to upgrade the Adobe Creative Cloud bundled mocha AE to mocha Plus or mocha Pro.

MochaBlend C4D Plug-in Only: $250

MochaBlend C4D + mocha Plus Bundle:$445*

MochaBlend C4D + mocha ProBundle:$1,045*

Notes:MochaBlend supportsC4D versions R14 and above.MochaBlend supports the Adobe bundledmocha AEfor 2D track import, but requires eithermocha Proormocha Plusv 4.1formocha’smask supportand 3D Camera Solve support.

To purchase or learn more, visit Imagineer Systems.

MochaBlend C4Dis developed byGood Spirit Graphics. Visit to learn aboutMochaBlend for Blender communityand other products.

About Imagineer Systems

Imagineer Systems is the Academy Award-winning developer of visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post-production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on countless Hollywood blockbuster films including: “Star Wars: Episode VII,” “The Hobbit” and the “Harry Potter” series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Pro™ – roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility; mocha Plus™ – a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects, Premiere and Final Cut Pro users. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Guildford, United Kingdom. In January 2015, Imagineer Systems was acquired by Boris FX.  


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