New VFX utility provides tight integration between NUKE’s node-based workflow andmocha Pro, connecting high-end 3D and stereo compositing with groundbreaking planar tracking
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
- Easy import of mocha tracking data into various NUKE node types (Tracker, Roto, RotoPaint, GridWarp, Transform)
- CornerPin node with build-in support for mocha lens data
- The popular stabilized pre-comp workflow from MochaImport+ for After Effects is also available in MochaImport+ for NUKE
- One click support for mocha 3D camera solver FBX
- MochaImport+ also brings shear and perspective data from mocha tracks into NUKE
- Import 2D tracking, 3D Camera Solve, Lens Distortion Maps and Roto.
“MochaImport+ for NUKE is a great collaboration tool, making it super easy to have a seamless workflow between mocha and Nuke. Whether you are bringing your planar tracking, stabilized shape data or lens distortion maps into NUKE, adjusting with MochaImport+ can be summarized in three words: easy, artist-friendly and pretty rad!” Mariana Acuña, creative specialist, The Foundry.
“It’s exciting to watch the eco-system surrounding mocha grow with innovative products from partners like mamoworld. MochaImport+ has proven to be a very useful utility for the After Effects community, and we expect the same satisfaction with regards to NUKE,” comments Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “NUKE artists build in-depth compositing scripts to solve problems, but integrating an external tool such as mocha can slow the process down, especially for the more novice user. The software streamlines and simplifies the process to deal with mocha’s roto, 2D and 3D data. The ability to paste mocha’s planar-tracked data directly into a choice of NUKE nodes (including MeshWarp or stabilized pre-comp) will really come in handy for digital beauty and paint work or simply dealing with problematic composites.”
Watch the teaser video (tutorial video below):
To qualify the utility, mamoworld ran an extensive beta program, putting the application through its paces in real-world situations. Nicklas Larsson, a VFX artist from SVT in Sweden was one of the first to test-drive the utility. “mocha Pro and NUKE have long been friends. But with MochaImport + for NUKE, the programs have been welded even tighter.” Longtime mocha Pro and NUKE artist Andy Needham also participated in the program and commented on the value of the new offering,“We’re always looking to improve our workflow. This will save you time.”
To learn more about MochaImport+ for NUKE, please visit:http://www.
See it in Action at NAB 2014
Mathias Möhl of mamoworld will be joining Imagineer Systems at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7th through April 10th. Visit booth SL3331 to see MochaImport+ for NUKE in action or to meet with the developers.
mocha User Group Meetup – Tuesday, April 8th
During NAB 2014, Imagineer Systems will be hosting a mocha user group meet-up and mixer event at its booth on Tuesday, April 8th at 5pm.
MochaImport+ for NUKE Pricing and Availability
MochaImport+ for NUKE is available for purchase through Imagineer Systems or aescripts + aeplugins for $123.00 (USD). For the week of NAB 2014 only (April 7 – 10), MochaImport+ for NUKEwill be available for a special price of $98.40 (USD).
Excerpts from Press Release