Any easy way to use shape data to recreate this?

I did this in After Effects CC and was curious if it is possible in HF3 Pro. This was done using shape data in mocha AE which I am having issues with trying to get right in HF3 Pro. Aside of setting up a planar track and camera track? As with AE it was just as simple as creating a solid then do a shape track with mocha then clipboard the info into the solid on AE and poof it tracked the solid. Then I was able to work and parent layers with different motion blur and sizes all to that solid. Added the color curve/burn to get the glow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8hhyocttU

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  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    Mocha Hitfilm is a bit different from Mocha AE. As you've noticed, you can't just copy shape data to a clipboard and paste it. For Mocha Hitfilm you have to do the camera solve first, then solve for the moving object and export as a Composite Shot. So, you can do it in Hitfilm, but you have another few steps to go through. 

    Now, you can make this a bit faster by lying to Mocha--grab a random background plane, track it for a frame, then use Mocha's Dope Sheet editor to paste that single tracked frame across the entire clip, then do a PTZ solve. This tells Mocha you have a static camera. Now you can track your face plane on top of the solve. 

    This tutorial covers doing a camera solve followed by a moving object track in Hitfilm 2 Ultimate and Mocha Hitfilm. The procedure is exactly the same in Hitfilm 3.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZN0WvZg9Y

    This Mocha Webinar on Camera Solves shows how to fake the camera solve as outlined above (i.e.this is where I learned the technique) then export a face plane to attach a 3D object to a face in Cinema 4D. Between these tuts, you should be able to rebuild your shot. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI1SQbfL-4w

    Finally, Imagineer just released Camera Solve and Roto Spline tutorials for Mocha Hitfilm. They are in this thread :

    hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/6962/mocha-tutorials#latest

    Aside from the different Mocha workflow, you should be able to perfectly recreate that Andrew Kramer glow-face tutorial. 

    Hope this helps. 

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