Basic Roto Brush setup


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Basic Roto Brush setup

For the next several movies I'd like to show you how to use the Roto Brush tool, which was introduced in After Effects CS5. Roto Brush is a very special paintbrush that looks for the edges of objects in a layer and separates these elements from each other by creating an alpha channel that basically separates a foreground object on the background around it. If you have access to the Exercise Files, first open Roto Brush 1 Butterfly starter (RB1-Butterfly*starter). This is a really simple application of Roto Brush and I want to start with just to show you some basic concepts.

In the scene I have some footage of tulips in the background and a little animation of a butterfly flying across the scene in the foreground that we created in the earlier After Effects Apprentice video lesson. I'll render up a quick RAM preview here, and you'll see that our butterfly wafts in front of the flowers. Well, that's kind of nice. But to be honest, I think it will look more realistic if ...

Basic Roto Brush setup
Video duration: 3m 23s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Basic Roto Brush setup provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet

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Video
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After Effects
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