Using Mocha Roto-Shapes to Create a Stylized Cel Shaded Look in Ae

There are many ways to create a stylized cel shaded look in Ae, some are easily automated procedures that are quick, but may leave you in a lurch for changing the look by lack of control. Here Imagineer Systems Product Specialist, Mary Poplin shows how you can use the bundled Mocha tracking system you get with After Effects to track Roto-Shapes on a face.

Although the workflow is fairly basic here, it is interesting to see how the turning face gets tracked with multiple Mocha splines. The Mocha masks are then used to drive specify effects to create a stylized cel shaded look in Ae.

Mary also shows you how to convert one selected layer with many mocha masks to separate layers, each with it’s own named mocha mask using an easily available free script from

Some of the links on lesterbanks are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code. This means if you click on an affiliate link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers. By using the affiliate links, you are helping support our Website, and we genuinely appreciate your support.