- LONG SEQUENCES
When importing a sequence with a large number of images through the “IMPORT” window
the Mocha Pro plugin crashes.
If a sequence with a small number of images is imported, the Mocha Pro plugin works stably.
This error appears on computers running the Windows and MacOs operating system all the time.
- MOCHA PRO BRAKES IN LARGE PROJECTS
The more layers a project contains, the slower the Mocha Pro plugin will work. On some projects, I saved the entire list of splines to a file, continued to work with the video, and after finishing the project, I loaded the splines through the merge option.
The Mocha Pro plugin is used on a 2021 Mac Pro laptop with 64 Gb RAM.
- INSERT - WARP - SELECTION PROBLEM
3.1 After turning on the surface deformation mesh, to select one point or a group of points, you need to circle a frame or lasso twice so that the points are selected
- INSERT - WARP - DEFORMATION PROCESS
After turning on the surface deformation mesh, after selecting a group of deformation points, during the first movement, the points move very weakly.
For full deformation you need:
Remove selection of points
Select one point.
Move the selected point.
Roll back the deformation.
Select a group of points and deform the surface as needed
This approach is very inconvenient and makes it very difficult to apply the warp mesh on a permanent basis.
- CURVE EDITOR
There are a number of problems with the CURVE EDITOR:
5.1 Make the mode designations larger and more explicit.
The included eye icon is very faintly visible.
The activated lock is very faintly visible, especially on a high-resolution monitor.
5.2 When selecting a property, a curve related to that property shall be selected.
And when the property is selected and in the area of curves all curves remain green, a lot of time is wasted.
5.3 In the area of curves there are no vertical and horizontal scrolling bars screenshot,
and there are no zoom buttons screenshot,
without these tools it is extremely difficult to navigate this area.
5.4 The time pointer on the general timeline and the time pointer in the editor area are interconnected, that is, when the position of one pointer changes, the other pointer automatically changes its position
But if the time indicator on the general timeline is moved strongly to the side, then the time indicator in the editor area will be hidden, because in this example only part of the timeline is shown in the editor area
and I need to look for the time indicator trying to find its location.
This problem can be solved like this:
A) If the time pointer goes beyond the area in the editor, show an additional designation of this pointer, for example, as it was done in After Effects
B) When you set the time indicator on the general timeline under the video, the time indicator is automatically set in the editor area, and if the new time is located outside the displayed area, then a new time area is automatically displayed in which the new position of the time indicator is displayed.
5.5 Before selecting a point in the editor area, you must first select a property in the list of properties
and the curve will turn blue. But how do you find this property?
Therefore, here you need to select a point on the curve in the editor area without selecting a property in the list of properties, and editing the data will become much more convenient.
- IN/OUT, TIME CONTROLS
If you copy the Timecode from field 1 through the context menu that opens with the right mouse button and paste into field 2 or field 3, highlighting the number in this field and then open the context menu with the right mouse button and select Paste.
Then after pressing the ENTER key on the keyboard, nothing happens to the input or output point or the current time.
This error appears when copying timecode from any field to any field.
Also, this error appears when copying and pasting frames from any field to any field.
- ICON “+” OR “-” IN THE LAYER GROUP IN THE LAYERS PANEL
In the “Layers” panel, after creating a group and moving one or more layers into it, a “+” icon appears next to the folder icon, or if the group is expanded and its contents are shown as a list - the “-” sign
But when a group is selected, the “+” or “-” signs disappear
Is this a mistake or not?
- ATTACH LAYER
8.1 When two splines are connected via ATTACH LAYER, the points in them are not smoothed and remain angular. This is a serious problem.
8.2 After attaching several points of one spline, with several points of another spline through ATTACH LAYER, after several operations of tracking these and other layers, the following problem is observed.
In the example, when you move a point that is common to two splines, the move is performed as usual. But sometimes and especially when there is a list of layers, when you move the common point by 5 pixels with the mouse, the point moves by 50 pixels. The problem appears frequently, but it was not possible to create it for demonstration.
- THE PROBLEM OF TRACKING PLANES CLOSE TO THE CAMERA, OR PLANES IN A LONG PERSPECTIVE
If the tracked plane in the video is very close to the camera, then the spline shape and surface area increase and go far beyond the video dimensions.
If the tracked plane has a long perspective, then when the camera moves along the tracked plane, part of the spline and surface shape goes far beyond the video boundaries. Watch a video example:
In both cases, the error “Failed to computer layer homography” may appear, after which the layer must be deleted and recreated.
I found 2 posts on your forum:
And you can see that there are people who have already encountered this problem.
In these messages, your employee writes that the problem is still unsolvable.
As an option, I can offer the following idea.
In the “TRACK” section, add a homography adjustment with a numeric value that will adjust the distance from the frame boundaries to the rectangle boundaries, beyond which the calculation of the surface and spline position data is disabled.
For example, if you specify 100 pixels in this setting, then spline and surface location data is taken into account for tracking at a distance of 100 pixels from the video border, and then turned off.
Such a solution can allow to get around this error and radically expand the scope of the Mocha Pro plugin.
- INSERT - WARP - RESET LAYER SELECTION
In the mode of surface deformation through the mesh, when an empty area is selected with a frame, the selected layer is reset and the stabilization mesh along with the surface is hidden.
This logic makes it difficult to work with the stabilization mesh and increases the time for surface deformation.
- DIFFICULT SURFACE OVERLAY
In my example, there are 3 layers BACK DOOR, FRONT FENDER, FRONT DOOR. Each layer contains one spline and one surface. In the FRONT DOOR layer, an image is inserted into the surface, which is stretched over the area into the BACK DOOR, FRONT FENDER layers and, with the settings for the example, is limited to the spline shapes of these two layers.
11.1 You can do this setting of surface propagation from one layer to other layers located above in the Layers panel only once in the current project, attached to the After Effects layer.
Or can you do so much more?
11.2 In this mode, the above layers in the Layers panel with occlusion splines do not cut out the occlusion area
How to cut out the area of occlusion on the tracked plane from the entire area of the plane? For example, in the Layers panel, the first three layers in the list contain splines created around occlusions on objects that should be visible in the video.
- DOPE SHEET
In the DOPE SHEET editor in the list of properties, when a group of properties is selected, the “+” or “-” icon is hidden