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Adobe® After Effects® CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen

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Chapter 7. Rotoscoping and Paint

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It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.

—Steven Wright

Rotoscoping (or roto) is the process of adjusting a shot frame by frame. The selections might be made with the manual use of masks, introduced in Chapter 3. You may also clone and fill with frame-by-frame paint tools.

After Effects is not commonly known as the go-to roto-scoping tool, yet surprisingly there is no one preferred approach to roto, and many artists use it effectively for just that purpose. To its credit, the After Effects development team continues to improve the rotoscoping process with each new release, and in CS6 we have the long-awaited ...

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