Monday, January 23, 2006
Rotoscoping - Part 1
Rotoscoping for Animation and Visual Effects.
In this first part I cover what is rotoscoping and when do you use it. Includes examples of creating animation and roto mattes.
I've changed this to link to the YouTube video which should make it easier for viewing.
:41 Rotoscoping Basics and Examples
2:50 Tracing for animation
6:42 Matting with GreenScreen
8:02 Garbage Matting
9:55 Mid Ground Roto
12:08 Compositing Mid Ground
14:54 Creating Twins
20:36 Animated Wipe
Part 2 video
Rotoscoping Hair article
Wacom tablets for roto and paint work.
Wacom Intuos3 6X8
Wacom Graphire4 6x8
[April 2010 - Wacom has new tablets available]
The wireless uses Bluetooth to connect to the machine. Very nice.
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet
Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Pen Tablet
Wacom also makes their Bamboo series tablets at a lower cost. I haven't used these but suspect they're fine for basic roto and general work for the budget limited. As always students should check on educational discounts.
For those interested I show more rotoscoping in use in a Levis commercial. It's in the archives.
Levis Breakdown Part 2
Rotoscoping hair article
[Update: I have a Rotoscoping Basics post that links to the various roto posts, covers some basic notes and provides a linking to the fxGuide article entitled The Art of Roto: 2011that discusses the history of rotoscoping and some of the currently available tools. It also includes an interview with me talking about Commotion, which is the package I did the video demos with.]