New VFX utility provides tight integration between NUKE’s node-based workflow and mocha Pro, connecting high-end 3D and stereo compositing with groundbreaking planar tracking
Guildford, UK – April 1, 2014 – Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
“MochaImport+ for NUKE is a great collaboration tool, making it super easy to have a seamless workflow betweenmocha and Nuke. Whether you are bringing your planar tracking, stabilized shape data, or lens distortion maps into NUKE, adjusting with MochaImport+ for NUKE can be summarized in three words: easy, artist friendly and pretty rad!” Mariana Acuña, Creative Specialist, The Foundry. Attendees to the NAB 2014 exhibition can see MochaImport+ for NUKE along with other Imagineer solutions on booth SL3331.
“It’s exciting to watch the eco-system surrounding mocha grow with innovative products from partners like mamoworld. MochaImport+ has proven to be a very useful utility for the After Effects community, and we expect the same satisfaction with regards to NUKE,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “NUKE artists build in-depth compositing scripts to solve problems, but integrating an external tool such as mocha can slow the process down, especially for the more novice user. MochaImport+ for NUKE streamlines and simplifies the process to deal with mocha’s roto, 2D and 3D data. The ability to paste mocha’s planar-tracked data directly into a choice of NUKE nodes (including MeshWarp or stabilized pre-comp) will really come in handy for digital beauty and paint work or simply dealing with problematic composites.”
In addition to the popular stabilized precomp features found in the popular MochaImport+ for After Effects, MochaImport+ for NUKE lets users easily target and import mocha Pro tracking data into NUKE node categories: Tracker, Roto, RotoPaint, GridWarp and Transform. Detailed data such as position/scale/rotation as well as shear and perspective are seamlessly shared across applications. MochaImport+ for NUKE also provides a one click solution formocha Pro’s camera solver FBX data as well as a NUKE script for mocha solved lens distortion data in the new CornerPin node.
To qualify the utility, mamoworld ran an extensive beta program, putting the application through its paces in real world situations. Nicklas Larsson, a VFX artist from SVT in Sweden was one of the first to test-drive the utility. “mocha Pro and NUKE have long been friends. But with MochaImport + for NUKE, the programs have been welded even tighter.” Longtime mocha Pro and NUKE artist Andy Needham also participated in the program and commented on the value of the new offering, “We’re always looking to improve our workflow. MochaImport+ for NUKE will save you time.”