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Mocha is a VFX software designed from the ground up for; Planar tracking, object removal, 3D camera solving and Image stabilization, it’s worth differentiating between two products Mocha Pro which is a stand alone application and Mocha Plus which comes bundled or as a plugin or add-on with other software like After Effect, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and many other software.

Learning Mocha is essential for professional working in the VFX field for studios or even those who are creating YouTube videos and want these videos look more professional as there are many tools in Mocha that would help them achieve that.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Mocha, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Mocha) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Mocha Online from Scratch

Imagineer Systems Website

Imagineer Systems Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning to use Mocha  through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 22 video lessons, each video lesson covers certain tools in Mocha.

Interface: The interface is very simple, the training is split through 3 pages, just select the video lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video lesson resides.

1 - Imagineer Mocha Website Mocha Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every available tool in Mocha, though that won’t be a problem for complete program.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Mocha through video tutorials.

3D Tutorials

3D Tutorials is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Mocha through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 3 main sections, each section is divided into video lessons that covers that section (main topic).

Interface: The interface is simple, just click on the video lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video resides.

2 - 3D Tutorials Mocha Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for beginners.
  3. The outlet has a huge collection of tutorials.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a very free online outlet where beginners can start learning Mocha through video tutorials.

CGMeetup

CGMeetup is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Mocha through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training has no real structure it’s just a huge collection on video illustrations that are spread along 5 web pages.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the video lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video resides.

3 - CGMeetup Mocha Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The outlet has a huge collection of tutorials.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well organized or structured for complete beginners

Verdict: Though this outlet has a large collection of tutorials, but they’re not properly organized or structured for beginners.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Imagineer Mocha:

  1. Imagineer Systems Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Imagineer Mocha through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Imagineer Mocha.