Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Imagineer Systems ships mocha Plus 4.1 and Pro 4.1

Imagineer Systems has released mocha Plus 4.1 and mocha Pro 4.1, the latest update to the planar tracking systems, adding support for multi-part OpenEXR 2.0 files.

The release also enables users to export planar-tracked open splines to After Effects and Nuke; and to export mocha shape layers as a joined spline warp node in Nuke. Find a longer feature list at the foot of this story.

Pricing and availability
Mocha Plus 4.1 and mocha Pro 4.1 are available now. The upgrades are free to registered users.

Mocha Plus is available for Windows and Mac OS X, and supports After Effects, Premiere Pro, FCP, Motion, HitFilm and Boris FX. New licences cost $245.

Mocha Pro, which adds a range of advanced toolsets, is also available for Linux, and supports a range of other compositing packages, including Nuke, Fusion, Flame and Smoke. New licences cost $1,495.

FROM PRESS RELEASE: New features in mocha Plus 4.1 and mocha Pro 4.1

  •  OpenEXR 2.0 multi-part file support: mocha Pro 4 now offers support for reading and writing of OpenEXR 2.0 formats with support for multi-part files. OpenEXR 2.0 is the popular open source high dynamic range file format for feature film visual effects developed by ILM.
  • Open Splines: New open spline feature allows user to export planar tracked “open spline” shapes directly to Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud and The Foundry’s NUKE for advanced compositing tasks such as rotoscoping and digital beauty work.
  • Spline Warp Export for NUKE: Used in beauty work and reshaping, mocha now supports export of mocha shape layers as a joined spline warp node directly to NUKE.
  • 3D Camera Module: Improvements in the 3D Camera Solve Module will help users get more accurate 3D solves, load and save data within the mocha project file.
  • OS X Yosemite: All mocha 4.1 products now support Apple’s newest operating system.
  • Python Scripting Updates: There are many new additions to the Python scripting API, including the ability to run startup scripts, access to deep project and feature parameters, ability to run mocha with command line arguments and many more.
  • “Send to NUKE” Script: A free new script allows NUKE users to send a clip directly to mocha Pro from within the NUKE interface.

Read more about the new features in the mocha 4.1 releases on Imagineer Systems’ website