More Travel Announcements, Webinars, and updates!

June 1, 2013
tags: Mocha, Blog

Hi guys!

Things are about to get busy again, this time I am heading to Mexico City for…

The Grand Expo Mexico!

I am leaving Monday for Mexico City to give a few workshops on Mocha. Attend this workshop to learn more about Mocha Pro, the popular vfx tool from Imagineer Systems that compliments compositors and animators worldwide.

Grand Expo Mexico is on Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th of June 2013 in Mexico City. The Expo Cine Video Television is aimed at professionals and will be held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, Halls Maya 1 and 2, Ground floor, located in Montecito no. 38, Col. Naples, CP 03810, Mexico DF

Animagraphics 2013!

We also announced that I will be attending Animagraphics 2013 in Bogot√°, Columbia. I am going to be coming down to present a master class on Mocha. We will talk about how you can use Mocha in your work flow to increase your production. What you may not know is that you actually already have Mocha on your computer if you have After Effects for CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, and even the next version of After Effects! See, we actually ship something called Mocha for AE for free inside of that program, which means you have access to our planar tracker and may not know. So what I encourage you to do is play with that software and get your questions ready, because I will be down there to answer them. You can also go to and you can download a free trial of Mocha Pro! It’s unlocked for two weeks and you can use it on whatever shots you like. So I also encourage you to play with that!

New Beauty Work Webinar Coming Soon!

Retouching & Beauty Work with Mocha Pro
Featuring Mary Poplin from Imagineer Systems

Retouching and using digital makeup techniques has become an increasingly popular process in film and video post-production. This process can be used to invisibly alter an actor’s looks or dramatically effect performance and story. Digital makeup relies heavily on rock solid face tracking and experienced composting and paint techniques. Mocha’s robust planar tracking has made its digital makeup mark on notable films and TV shows such as “Black Swan”, “Invictus”, “X-Men”, “Grimm” and many more.

In this live webinar, Mary Poplin (that’s me!) will cover the core concepts of Mocha AE and Mocha Pro with a focus on face tracking and object removal for retouching and beauty.

Topics Include:
Planar Tracking for Beauty Work
Blemish Removal & skin smoothing
Clean up skin features, wrinkles, and bags
Object Remove Module and clean plates
Insert Module with Gridwarp
Blending Clean-Plates with Original Plates
Time saving techniques

One lucky attendee will win a node locked license of mocha Pro. A $1495 value!

When: Weds, June 26th at 10am PST.
Where: online from any computer

About the Instructor:
In case you don’t already know me from this blog, I am Mary Poplin. I am an experienced visual effects artist who has worked on feature films such as The Last Airbender, Gullivers Travels, and Jackass 3D. As Imagineer Systems’ West Coast Product Specialist, I consult with studios and provide hands on training to help evangelize the power of Mocha and planar tracking.

Note: Webinar will be presented in passive mode. No audio input is required. We will be taking questions via live text message board and will try to answer all questions throughout.

New Video Tutorial is up!

Planar Tracking HUDs and 3D Camera Solving – Mocha v3 from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

Planar Tracking HUDs and 3D Camera Solving; in this advanced tutorial, I show you how to make “Iron Man” style electronic Heads Up Displays or hologram style graphics on hard to track reflective surfaces using Mocha v3′s 3D camera solver and Adobe after Effects.

This tutorial covers:

  • Starting a Mocha project from scratch
  • Tracking non-co-planar planes
  • Tracking around reflections using relative planar data and edges
  • Rotoscoping with Mocha
  • Exporting shapes to After Effects
  • Compositing in After Effects

New mocha Pro master classes available now!

Master Mocha Vol. 1: Production Effects with Mocha Pro & After Effects 
(Instant Download)
Curious Turtle’s new Mocha Pro training course. An in-depth look at solving real post-production effects.
Digital training video series created for Mocha Pro & After Effects users. Over 7 hours of training, which goes deeper into real-world shots that ever before. This course has been designed to give you a unique insight into the techniques, challenges and solutions facing you over a range of projects. It is an intermediate to advanced level course. You are expected to be familiar with Imagineer Systems Mocha user interface.
Note: 7 hrs digital download. You will be supplied links for 17 smaller files for easier and faster download. You are also free to use download managers to speed the transfer. This is a split zip archive and can easily be opened with free expanders.

Ross Shain will be at Inside The Cutting Room – Sight, Sound, and Story

Full day event hosted by Manhattan Edit Workshop. 
Featuring panels and networking party. 
Ross Shain, Imagineer Systems CMO will moderate a Visual Effects Panel with industry experts from Gravity World and The Molecule. 
The French Institute
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Alright, that’s about it for now, stay tuned for more Mocha news soon!




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