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Cheryl Lyons
Mask in Mocha not tracking in AE please advise
on Mar 24, 2014 at 4:16:41 pm

Hello All,

I am doing beauty work in Mocha. I did masks on all the areas. Keyed them in throughout the clip. The masks track well in Mocha. Exported Shape Data - Copied to Clipboard to AE.

It pasted into AE just fine with the masks as done in Mocha.
(I copied as an Effect.)
Problem is it is not tracking in the clip in AE
So when the clip runs the masks stays in original location instead of following the areas as I keyed in Mocha

Please someone tell me what I am doing wrong.
I truly appreciate your help.

Cheryl


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Stephen Smith
Re: Mask in Mocha not tracking in AE please advise
on Mar 24, 2014 at 6:22:46 pm

It sounds like you are doing everything right. Watch the end of this tutorial and see if you are missing a step:

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/AE_Rotoscoping-Mocha/v...

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

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Cheryl Lyons
Re: Mask in Mocha not tracking in AE please advise
on Mar 25, 2014 at 6:31:30 am

Steven,

Thank you for your reply. I watched the video in it's entirety and it seemed so intuitive. I started over and only did one section of the beauty area needed (forehead) and keyed in points where it needed help following. I tracked the data. And exported the shape data to AE.

I pasted the data in as an effect. I did a quick adjustment on matte to see how it would track (color composite, sample color from close by, opacity at 50%) And it stayed in the original location from the front of the clip. Like a floating pancake. The same maddening results.

When I paste in the matte I should see that shape independent of the rest of the clip (ie. the forehead) animated without the rest of the clip, correct? I don't ever get that.

I am starting to lose my hair as I am pulling it out! Can you please provide some insight prior to total baldness?

Thank you tenfold,
Cheryl


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Ross Shain
Re: Mask in Mocha not tracking in AE please advise
on Mar 25, 2014 at 6:09:46 pm

There are 2 ways to paste mocha roto data to AE:

1. Edit>paste. This will paste mocha shape (effect)
2. Edit>paste>mocha mask (copies the roto shape to AE mask layer)

Are you pasting from the first keyframe? Are there handles on your shot that have not been tracked?
If you open the keyframe editor in AE, do you see "any" keyframes?

These are the things that come to mind. You can contact mocha support for more technical help:
http://www.imagineersystems.com/contact_form

Best,
Ross

Ross Shain
Imagineer Systems
http://www.imagineersystems.com


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Stephen Smith
Re: Mask in Mocha not tracking in AE please advise
on Mar 25, 2014 at 10:45:59 pm

Ross has some great advice. I guess that is why he works for Imagineer Systems. The first time I used Mocha I made that mistake and it took me a will to think to look for the keyframes and see that they where in a different place in the timeline.

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

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