Can Mocha Pro do this difficult stereo 360 remove?

Curious if Mocha Pro can do this challenging shadow remove from this stereo 360 shot. Here’s what it looks like:

I’ve scrubbed the timeline so you can see the challenge. The shadow covers a pretty large area of his body as he crosses it.

There appear to be clean frames after he steps past the shadow so this seems like a remove Mocha should be able to handle but I’m not sure how to set it up.

Is this a remove Mocha can do and any advice on how to set it up?
Thanks!

That is a very multiplanar object. I’d honestly try to patch it with the insert and grid warp for those few frames and patch it per plane, like torso, leg, etc. It’s not an easy one and done remove because the data moving behind the shadow is organically moving cloth, so you have to do some hand animation with the grid warp to “sell” this fix.

I’d try that before I tried to brute force it with a remove.

Let me know if I can help further!
Mary

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Thanks Mary,

Yeah, I suspected this would need to be broken down into multiple planes. Brute force removes have crazy artifacts and don’t work. The good news is this is only 21 frames so even with hand animation it’s not too crazy.

Thanks for your help!
–David

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