Rotoscoping Techniques in After Effects

In this After effects tutorial, we'll learn how to use the tracking, keying, and masking features of After Effects to create a fast, robust, rotoscope shape. Software required: After Effects CS4 and up for Project Files.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 18, 2010
Duration
1h 20m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 18, 2010
Duration
1h 20m
Description

In this After effects tutorial, we'll learn how to use the tracking, keying, and masking features of After Effects to create a fast, robust, rotoscope shape. By using each feature for their specific strength, we'll be able to achieve production-quality results much faster than hand keying. We'll begin the tutorial by learning the basics of using trackers to speed up the rotoscoping process by removing camera jitter, translation, rotation, and scaling. We'll then dive into our main project where we will use a combination of tracking, color keying, and shape animation to create a clean mask for our foreground actor. We'll learn how each of these different methods can be used to speed up our rotoscoping workflow. Software required: After Effects CS4 and up for Project Files.

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 tuners. Don't authorized training thing. This series of lessons will learn how to use the tracking king and masking features of aftereffects to create a fast, robust Broda scope shape. By using each of these to their specific strengths, we'll be able to achieve production quality results much faster than with hand keen. Now we'll begin this project by learning the basics of using trackers to speed up the road. A scoping process by removing camera jitter, translation, rotation and scaling will then dive into our main project where we will. We will use a combination of tracking color kings in shape animation to create a clean mask for our foreground. Actor will learn how each of these different methods can be used to speed up our rotoscoping workflow. The series of lessons will shared an example of how to combine the different masking and tracking tools together to create an animated luminous met. This will allow us to complete our rotor scoping work much faster and with a much higher degree of accuracy. So with that, let's go ahead and get started