can mocha hitfilm be used to track a face and then apply digital makeup.

Hi guys
Is it possible to use mocha hitfilm to track parts or a face to apply digital makeup. If seen a couple of after effects tutorials that show this used to create zombies (one is on film riot) and wondered if its possible in hitfilm 2 ultimate. If so, what approach should I take? I have a basic understanding of mocha from an Axel Wilkinson tutorial but it is only basic.
Thanks

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  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,065 Ambassador
    edited July 2014
    Mocha AE is a different beast from Mocha Hitfilm. Mocha AE is the roto spline tools without 3D solving, and Mocha Hitfilm is 3D solving without the roto tools. (Neither of them have the Insert, Remove or Lens modules from Mocha Pro).
    It is possible in Mocha Pro to first solve a camera, then track parts of a face, as Axel Wilkinson demonstrates in this tutorial (Although Axel tracked a hand.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZN0WvZg9Y
    That said, what you'll get from Mocha Hitfilm is an array of 3D points. You can attempt to place 3D planes with digital makeup into your shot, but you'll likely spend a lot of time adjusting anchor points and tweaking placement of elements. It's probably possible, but it's probably easier and faster to use Hitfilm's 2D tracker as Simon Jones demonstrates in this tutorial.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZENpjLrW14
    BTW, if you have Mocha Pro, you can do stuff like this entirely inside Mocha itself! (My first attempt at this kind of shot in Mocha)
  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,065 Ambassador
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUos99OgOdY

    Ok, this link kept disappearing from the previous post.
  • DreamArchitect
    DreamArchitect Posts: 597 Enthusiast
    I don't think mocha pro would be an option for me. Cost is prohibitive. I had considered 2d tracking first but had seen mocha used in the tut so thought I would ask. I missed Simons tut though so I will watch that one tomorrow. Looks like it might well work though.

    Thanks
  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,065 Ambassador
    Bear in mind, I have seen tutorials on using mocha camera solvers to attach 3D objects to face tracks. It's possible, I just think for most shots 2D is easier.
    Check out this webinar. First, there's a lot of good general tips, second, about an hour in there's a demo of using a face track to attach a 3D object to a face in Cinema 4D. The same workflow could work in Hitfilm! Maybe more easily, as the Hitfilm composite shot export brings in your footage, camera and nulls together without the extra setup in Cinema 4D.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI1SQbfL-4w