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adam taylor
Mocha AE puzzle
on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:44:23 pm

I have tracked a shot in Mocha - fairly simple 1 layer with no masks. It does have sheer and perspective selected.
the track looks great in Mocha - the grid locks to it, the built in logo locks to it.

Yet when i export the transformation data, paste it into a Null (then delete the Anchor Point keyframes) and parent the replacement logo to the null, the result looks terrible, with the graphic wandering around all over the place.


Any idea what i might be doing wrong?

adam

Adam Taylor
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Kevin Snyder
Re: Mocha AE puzzle
on Aug 15, 2013 at 4:09:34 pm

Don't delete any keyframes after you paste the tracking data in AE. Also, make sure you are pasting the keyframes at correct location in your comp.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Mocha AE puzzle
on Aug 15, 2013 at 4:11:47 pm

Did you really export Transform data from mocha or was it Corner Pin data?

RoRK

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adam taylor
Re: Mocha AE puzzle
on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:53:42 am

kevin - every tutorial i have seen from Mocha shows the Anchor Point keyframes being deleted. Its worked for me in the past, and if you don't delete them, the effect does nto work.

Roland - yes, definitely the Transform date (i also tried the corner pin just in case but not what i needed!)


I have solved the issue by going back to FCP and exporting the shot rather than sending it to AE via an XML.

Re tracked the exported shot and it worked with very little finessing.

c'est la vie!

adam

Adam Taylor
Video Editor/Audio Mixer/ Compositor/Motion GFX/Barista
Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

http://www.sculptedbliss.co.uk
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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Mocha AE puzzle
on Aug 17, 2013 at 3:57:32 am

I'm glad you've solved your issue. I'd like to add that when exporting Transform Data to AE, other than deleting Anchor Point keyframes, you should also reset the value of the Anchor Point - if you've used a Null, the value should be [0,0]. You could of course right-click on the value and selected Reset from the Contextual Menu.

Most tutorials skip this reset. The benefit of the reset is that the Null now visually moves directly over the tracked area. There is no benefit to the tracking result but the Null's position is now positioned more intuitively as it conforms 1-1 to the tracked area.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations

Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor
& Adobe After Effects CS6 ACE/ACI


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