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How to Motion Track Using Mocha and After Effects

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS http://bit.ly/PianoAppSale In Adobe After Effects, you can track the motion in your footage using Mocha. Mocha and Mocha Shape, both included free with Adobe After Effects CS5, give users a powerful set of tools for tracking and rotoscoping.? Go ahead and open Mocha and create a new project by clicking on the icon at the very top left corner that looks like a blank sheet of paper. This will prompt you to import your clip. Once your clip is imported, navigate back up to the top tool bar and click the Create X-Spline Layer Tool button. You mouse icon will turn into a crosshair and you'll be given a tool that allows you to click on your footage and create a map in the perspective that you need it. Once you've created a map on your footage, click the button to the far right in the row of buttons below your footage. It's the Track Forward button, and it will allow you to move forward in your footage while Mocha automatically track the points of the map you created and track with them as they move in the footage. The nice thing about Mocha and this feature is the mapping feature has four points and can map in perspective. After you Track Forward, navigate to the top menu bar and click File -- Export Tracking Data. You'll then be prompted to choose a Format before you click Save. You could also press Copy to Clipboard, which will copy all of the data so you can later paste it into After Effects. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/adobe-after-effects/animation-and-effects/track-motion-with-mocha/
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