After Effects Compositing: 5 Rotoscoping & Edges
After Effects Compositing: 5 Rotoscoping & Edges is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, produced by the author, Mark Christiansen. This tutorial is a critical base for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.
So you’ve decided to rotoscope. Performing a “roto,” an animated selection with masking and paint tools, is time consuming, but the result can be amazing. In this course, Mark Christiansen teaches you how to roto, and how not to roto, in After Effects. His technique relies on a mostly manual masking and painting process, but he also introduces some procedural tools, such as tracking, to make your job go faster. Learn how to build simple rotos and more advanced articulated rotos, replace missing or mismatched backgrounds, separate foreground action to visual effects, and make the results look more realistic with soft edges and motion blur. Mark also reveals techniques for painting with the Brush and Clone tools and tricks for working with the Roto Brush.
- Selecting a target
- Applying a mask
- Starting a mask with a shape
- Breaking down shots of clean plates
- Creating points and Bézier curves quickly
- Building articulated rotos with in-between frames
- Adding soft edges and motion blur
- Working with the clone brush
- Getting the most from the Roto Brush