Basic Rotoscoping with Mocha and After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do a basic rotoscope, with the intention of placing some text into video behind the on-screen talent. This tutorial is a little bit longer, but I’ll show you step-by-step what to do, why to do it, and how to avoid some common problems that most people will encounter. As a bonus, I’ll briefly touch on using Optical Flares from Video CoPilot to enhance the scene just a little bit more.
To follow along, you’ll need After Effects CS5 or later
You don’t need Optical Flares to complete this tutorial
This is a beginner level tutorial for someone who is new to rotoscoping

The steps are as follows:
-Send the footage to Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro/Mocha AE for tracking
-Export the tracking data from Mocha to After Effects
-Create and link the roto mask to the tracking data
-Create a luma matte to composite the text behind the talent
-Adding in and tracking a light created with Video CoPilot’s Optical Flares

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