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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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Advanced motion tracking using mocha for After Effects plus mocha shape

After Effects CS4 and CS5 come with a powerful third-party motion tracking system: mocha for After Effects. Rather than tracking individual points, with mocha you define a “plane” – a flat surface with obvious features – for it to follow, often yielding better results. From this, mocha can create transform or corner pin data as well as mattes that may be exported for use in After Effects. After Effects CS5 also comes with the mocha shape effect, which makes it easier to transfer complex mattes from mocha into After Effects.

mocha for After Effects is a deep, versatile application. It comes with an 80-plus page Quick Start guide accessed by pressing F1 while in mocha; ...

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