Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of After Effects Compositing: 5 Rotoscoping & Edges.
- This course includes project files to accompany the video lessons so you can follow along. You can access these by opening the After Effects project that appears in the video. In the top bar you can see the path and name of the video I used when I recorded the class. The last part after that final forward slash is the name of the specific After Effects project we're working with in that lesson. Each project may contain multiple compositions so be sure to start with the comp whose names corresponds to the one you see open and forward in the lesson.
If when you open the file you see a warning that source files are missing or if you type missing into the project panel search field and see one or more missing files listed do the following. First make sure you have all of the examples downloaded. Next relink any one of the missing files. I prefer to right click on the missing item and choose Replace Footage. Once you select the correct source footage file, any other unlinked source footage in the same folder will be automatically found by After Effects and you're ready to get started.
- Selecting a target
- Applying a mask
- Starting a mask with a shape
- Breaking down shots of clean plates
- Creating points and Bézier curves quickly
- Building articulated rotos with in-between frames
- Adding soft edges and motion blur
- Working with the clone brush
- Getting the most from the Roto Brush