by evan halleck on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:00:08 am
Hey Guys Fairly new to After Effects so please done eat me up. I am attempting to rotoscoppe some footage. What I am trying to do exactly is to cut out a guy rubbing a vase and place a white back ground behind him in a door way. No matter how many times I do over the footage with rotoscoping frame by frame I can't seem to get it any where near perfect. Here is a example of one of the clips I am working on. this is very frustrating and I just want to finish this project but the rotoscope cut is very wavy and their seems to be nothing I can do about it.
Rotoscoping well requires knowledge (how to rotoscope using keyframe strategies) , skills (knowledge of the software and how to discern different types of movement to help you with choosing the right/best keyframing strategy) and experience (the more you do, the better you become - see previous articulations).
I have no idea what your video is showing - before or after rotoscoping.
If your original footage's foreground and background are sufficiently distinctive, you can try AE's Rotobrush Tool.
A good option for this is to use mocha - to track the vase and then to link/parent a shape in mocha to the vase. There's a lot to know and do.
You also have the option of outsourcing the rotoscoping and only take on such jobs after you have delved, sufficiently with the practical aspects.
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