“mocha Essential Training” with Steve Wright now available on lynda.com

October 21, 2011
tags: Mocha, News

Master Trainer Steve Wright Delivers Comprehensive mocha Training on Industry’s Premier Training Resource; Emphasis on Roto for 3D Conversion Workflow

GUILDFORD, UK (October X, 2011) — Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com) today announced it has teamed up with lynda.com, an online training library that teaches computer tools and skills, to deliver ‘Mocha Essential Training’ with Master Trainer, Steve Wright. Available immediately on lynda.com, ‘mocha Essential Training’ provides an in-depth tutorial series spanning multiple topics, including detailed demonstrations of the mocha/Nuke stereo 3D production pipeline.

Led by Telly Award-winning master trainer, Steve Wright, ‘Mocha Essential Training’ demonstrates multiple rotoscoping skills, including key framing strategies, shape breakdown techniques, shape transition methods, and many other tips to improve the rotoscoping skill set. Mocha and Mocha Pro are Imagineer’s newest planar tracking, roto and removal tools that dramatically reduces the manual labor associated with visual effects and stereo conversion projects.

“What’s unique about my Mocha training course on lynda.com is that it emphasizes rotoscoping skills, and also teaches how to use the Planar Tracker™ as a powerful roto assist to speed up production and improve quality,” said Steve Wright, master trainer and presenter of the lynda.com mocha Essential Training. “mocha has quickly become the rotoscoping tool of choice for stereo conversion so I have seen the demand for mocha training constantly increase. lynda.com is the perfect outlet for reaching mass audiences for mocha training.”

mocha Essential Training on lynda.com: What It’s All About

Mocha has long been very popular as a tracking tool, but with the rising interest in stereo 3D conversion, its rotoscoping capabilities have become a favorite player in that pipeline, significantly contributing to its growth in the marketplace. mocha Essential Training with Steve Wright covers the basics of operating mocha, as well as advanced tracking and rotoscoping techniques. The course also covers the mocha/Nuke stereo 3D production pipeline in detail. Exercise files are included with the course with a premium membership to lynda.com.

Topics covered in the course include:

Understanding mocha preferences
Drawing and editing splines
Creating grids for tracking awkward surfaces
Keyframing techniques for advanced rotoscoping
Making stereo 3D conversions
Stabilizing techniques for advanced tracking
Duration: 5 Hours

An introduction video describing the course can be viewed here:

mocha and Mocha Pro have gained recent notoriety as a result of the significant impact the planar tracker has made in the production of the Oscar-winning sensation, The Black Swan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2, and this summer’s comedy hit, Friends with Benefits. Additionally, Mocha Pro has proven invaluable to customers at major post production and stereo conversion facilities around the world, and has greatly streamlined the stereo conversion pipelines on such 3D blockbuster sensations as The Green Lantern, Transformers 3D, and The Chronicles of Narnia; Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Pricing and Availability

Mocha Essential Training is available immediately for subscribers to lynda.com; monthly and annual memberships are available starting at $25.00 per month. For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/lynda-mocha.

About lynda.com
lynda.com is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through premium instructional videos featuring recognized industry experts. Members have 24/7 access to comprehensive training in 3D, video, business, photography, web design, graphic design, and more to help people better understand and maximize their software. With over one million individual, corporate, academic and government subscribers, lynda.com has recently been ranked the 13th fastest-growing, privately-held education company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.

About Imagineer Systems 

Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Black Swan, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of Mocha Pro™ – roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility;  Mocha™ – planar tracking and roto utility for all VFX artists; Mocha AE™ – a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users.  Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit www.imagineersystems.com.


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