Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 7, 2010
Duration
1h 2m
Description

In this After effects tutorial, we'll learn the basics of Rotoscoping using After Effects. Digital rotoscoping is the process of creating a mask or matte to isolate part of an image or video so you can change it or add it to a different background and is a very important part of the visual effects process. We'll begin this tutorial by learning about the pen tool, which lets us draw shapes and masks. We'll then dive deeper into the masking system in After Effects and learn some time saving workflows for checking your roto. We'll then jump into the basic workflows of animating masks and how we can keep a consistent shape for a more appealing matte. We'll end by outputting our mask into an image sequence that can be used in other applications. Software required: Project files created in After Effects CS4.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello. I'm Chris with digital tutors and Adobe Authorized training partner in this series of lessons will learn the basics of roto scoping and aftereffects. Digital rotoscoping is the process of creating a mask or Matt to isolate part of an image or video so that you can change it or added to a different background. Rhoda scoping, also called rodeo, is a very important part of the visual effects process will begin this project by learning about the pen tool, which lets us draw shapes and masks, will then dive deeper into the masking system and after effects and learn some time saving work flows for checking your road. Oh well. Then jump into the basic work flows of animating masks and how we can keep a consistent shape for a more appealing Mac will end by out putting our mask into an image sequence that can be used in other applications. This series of lessons is a basic walk through of the masking tools found in after effects and the techniques we can use to create clean mats. With the ability to Rhoda scope, we gain an incredible amount of control over our layers and effects as a VFX artist. Your first job might be Roto scoping, and the roto scoping skills you build will be used throughout your entire career. So what's that? Let's go ahead and get started.