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Eddie AdamsRemove background plate from a pre-existing animation (no layers)
by on Jun 24, 2010 at 11:37:11 pm

I would like to take a pre-existing animation pulled from a DVD (like a Looney Tunes cartoon) and extra only the character layer (ie. remove the background plate so that I can composite the character onto a video track).

It seems that this could be easily done, since the background plate never changes and there should be software that can isolate just the character. I would some sort of automatic process, or simplified process, other than going frame-by-frame in photoshop using the magic lasso tool to isolate the character form background.

Any ideas? Any programs out there that can do this? Thanks.


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Todd KoprivaRe: Remove background plate from a pre-existing animation (no layers)
by on Jun 25, 2010 at 5:12:03 am

You can use the Roto Brush tool or conventional rotoscoping for this.

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