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Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE Part 3: Create & Link Shapes

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In this third and final tutorial on Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE, Andrew Devis shows how to draw the final shapes needed to rotoscope the person and also how to add a feather to specific points in the matte created. He then goes on to show how to link that matte to the tracking layers created in the previous tutorial to get excellent results. Andrew also briefly discusses the issues of ensuring that the mattes created work in a predictable way by making sure that they are not overlapping different planes of the image unless the movement is limited and can be controlled by the track layer without giving unwanted results. Lastly, Andrew shows how to move the shape data into After Effects and how easy it is to then produce a different background for the image thus giving it a new life.



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Re: Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE Part 3: Creating & Linking Shapes to Tracks
by Cris McRae
Thanks for that tutorial Andrew.
I never really understood how mocha was used for roto work until now.

In a nutshell, its the "linking" of the shape layers data to the tracking layers data that creates the roto upon export.

Thanks
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Re: Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE Part 3: Creating & Linking Shapes to Tracks
by Frank Maier
Thank you Andrew - it´s been a while since I visited the cow. And I really was surprised by the outstanding quality of your work here. This is a great pool of knowledge to me. Keep it rolling man!
@Frank Maier
by Andrew Devis
Thanks Frank :o) it's great to get some positive feedback. No more planned for a few weeks as I'm away training, but I am planning more around Christmas and New Year - so watch this space.

Andrew

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Re: Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE Part 3: Creating & Linking Shapes to Tracks
by Andrew Devis
Hi Marcin

I always go back to Mocha and change things there and re-import. Just remember to save the Mocha project once you start to import over to AE in case of a crash or something.

hope this helps
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Rotoscoping with Mocha for AE Part 3: Creating & Linking Shapes to Tracks
by Marcin Staszewski
Hi!
thanks for this very informative tut :)
Is there a possibility to tweak the imported shapes (feather etc.) directly in AE, or do we have to delete them, tweak and change back in mocha and import to AE again?


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