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John Frank
Rotoscoping large scenes?
on Sep 9, 2009 at 8:58:53 am

Hey, I've always wondered how they got effects composition behind large scenes where they can't use a green screen, such as a bridge or such so I recently saw this on studio daily

there's a video if your scroll down, from 4:00 onwards is a perfect example of what I'm talking about, I'm wondering did they have to rotoscope all the people and things out to be able to composite those CGI effects behind them, or is there some magical other way they did this?

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Richard Frazer
Re: Rotoscoping large scenes?
on Sep 9, 2009 at 11:32:51 pm

Yes - doing this for a living I can assure you that its all rotoscoping. When people talk about all this magical VFX work just being done "on computers" I dont think they realise that armies of artists sit in dark rooms doing nothing but rotoscoping on pretty much any film involving CGI. With the best greenscreen setup in the world, there is usually need for some additional roto to get shots right.

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Kim Segel
Re: Rotoscoping large scenes?
on Sep 16, 2009 at 3:44:48 am

...and then sometimes it is all greenscreen!

Here's a set from Ironman 2 - about 5 shipping containers high (40 ft ?):

Ironman 2 set

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

--Emo Philips

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