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Will CafassoImporting shape data from Mocha AE for rotoscoping not working?
by on Sep 14, 2014 at 5:29:35 pm

So my basic project is this: I'm doing screen replacement on a footage of a cellphone, but the actor's thumb is covering a small amount of the edge of the screen. From After Effects (tried both CS6 and CC 2014) I go in, make my mask with the Xpline tool, track it, refine it, all that. When I'm done, I go to export shape data, copy to my clipboard, then back in after effects I have a duplicate layer of the video that I intend to just be the rotoscoped thumb, select it, past the data... and nothing happens. I've looked at multiple online video tutorials of rotoscoping like this, and followed them to a point, yet every time I do it, nothing happens when I paste the shape data. Am I missing a step here? Can anyone help figure out what I'm doing wrong?


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Importing shape data from Mocha AE for rotoscoping not working?
by on Sep 14, 2014 at 5:58:20 pm

Did you double-check the layer to ensure that nothing has been added?
Did you select "paste mocha shape" from the Edit Menu in AE?
Have you installed the mocha shape plugin?

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Will CafassoRe: Importing shape data from Mocha AE for rotoscoping not working?
by on Sep 14, 2014 at 6:11:22 pm

When I paste the data, I can open it up to see that keyframes and whatever else have been pasted, but it doesn't effect the video.

When I alternately do paste mocha shape, the mask is pasted, but the motion of it doesn't come over, and instead of everything outside of the mask turning into an alpha layer, it's just black covering up the rest of my comp.

I checked the plugins, and there seemed to be default shape plugins from the instillation, but I downloaded another one from Mocha's site and installed, will test again.


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Will CafassoRe: Importing shape data from Mocha AE for rotoscoping not working?
by on Sep 14, 2014 at 6:20:26 pm

Tested it again, and I'm not sure if it was because I was tracking footage in the middle of a long clip (I cut down the source clip to its own MOV file to track) or the plugin I pasted into AE, but it works now. So, thanks.


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Importing shape data from Mocha AE for rotoscoping not working?
by on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:16:58 pm

Thanks for reporting back - good to hear that you're doing OK.

Cheers
- Roland

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http://broadcastgems.com/typegems/

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