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MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines

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LR-ScreenShot-RotoPaintnode.161653Imagineer Systems and long-standing development partner mamoworld announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The new VFX utility application bridges workflow between NUKE and Mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.

“MochaImport+ for NUKE is a great collaboration tool, making it super easy to have a seamless workflow between mocha and Nuke,” said Mariana Acuña, creative specialist, The Foundry.

“It’s exciting to watch the ecosystem surrounding mocha grow with innovative products from partners like mamoworld,” said Ross Shain, chief marketing officer, Imagineer Systems. “MochaImport+ has proven to be a very useful utility for the After Effects community, and we expect the same satisfaction with regards to NUKE.”

“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,” explained Shain. “MochaImport+ for NUKE 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.”

In addition to the popular stabilized precomp features found in the popular MochaImport+ for After Effects, MochaImport+ for NUKE lets users easily target and import mocha Pro tracking data into NUKE node categories: Tracker, Roto, RotoPaint, GridWarp and Transform. Detailed data such as position/scale/rotation as well as shear and perspective are seamlessly shared across applications. It also provides one-click access to mocha Pro’s camera solver FBX data as well as a NUKE script for mocha-solved lens distortion data in the new CornerPin node.

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,” said Larsson.

Attendees to the NAB 2014 exhibition can see MochaImport+ for NUKE at Imagineer’s booth (SL3331).

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