Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the matte, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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Now that you've finished all of this work of creating your segmentation boundary…across your entire Roto Brush Span, you really don't want to lose this work …so it's a good idea to do a Save or even better an Increment and Save so you can go back …to an earlier version of your project in case you take a detour and decide…maybe what's the right path to follow.…Now if you've been following along and you have a segmentation boundary …you're pretty proud of, you can continue with that composition.…If you've not made it this far and if you have access to the Exercise Files …that come with this lesson, go ahead and open up Comps_finished, …RB2-Screen Replacement-Step 16.…
This is after I've created the segmentation boundary for you and I'll continue …with this one as well and double-click Actor Roto to get it opened in my Layer panel.…You notice that I don't have the little bars extending from my Base Frame …that indicates that Roto Brush has not had an opportunity to go ahead and propagate…that information out and calculate these frames.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- Creating, erasing, and animating brush and clone strokes
- Using Paint to reveal a layer over time
- Creating animated distortions to flat artwork with the Puppet tools
- Replacing backgrounds with the Roto Brush