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Tip #121: Quickly Create Tracking Masks in Mocha
Mocha Pro 2020 makes tracking masks easy.
A mask isolates something so we can place the masked object over a different background (or hide it altogether.)
A tracking mask does the same thing, but to a moving object; say a car or person. What makes tracking masks tricky is if the moving object changes position or shape during the move; for example, as people do as they walk.
Mocha Pro 2020 has a new feature that makes creating tracking masks easy:
- Select the Area brush tool in the toolbar
- Draw over the area you’d like to motion track
- Scale the brush by selecting the open/close brackets
- Press Option on Mac (Alt on Windows) to change the Area brush tool to erase
This is a much easier way to create masks to motion track objects, without having to create several shapes to isolate the desired tracking object.
Learn more about Mocha Pro here.