After Effects Mocha Tracking Tutorial (Mocha AE For Beginners)

In this After Effects tutorial we will be learning about tracking — especially planar tracking using @BorisFXco Mocha AE plugin. This is a beginner-level tutorial, meaning we will go back to the basic and breakdown the what and how of planar tracking, how it is different from point tracking, the many features of Mocha, and many others. We will try to track a sign board and replace the existing text with some custom textures for demonstration.

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00:00 Intro
00:47 Plate preparation & Opening up Mocha AE
01:59 Tracking a surface plane
03:45 Orienting planar surface and grid
04:38 Using Insert clip to check on track accuracy
05:17 How Mocha layer & spline works
09:09 Exporting corner pin data to After Effects
09:26 Using the spline layers as Mask
10:32 How to use Holdout Matte
12:20 Exporting transform data to After Effects
13:50 Outro

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