The lesson files are available with purchase of the book. It's hard to tell from your sample footage but you may only need to make a couple of small adjustments along the way. Set up the first mask and then just move the points. It is a bit tedious, but it is not hard to do at all.
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Expand the boundaries of footage in After Effects How To: There is no way you should ever have to set a mask keyframe for every frame in the footage.
Traditionally in After Effects, you rotoscopjng masks, animated the mask path, and then used the masks to define a matte.
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You use the Roto Brush tool to define the foreground and background elements; then, After Effects creates a matte and tracks the movement of the matte over time. Just take another look at the video I made. Rotobrush by Gerry Rufman it looks like you took a still image and moved it around so that the tool can eat it I am still sceptic about this rotobrush but we'll wait for the real thing to see.
Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: It is just way too compressed. Hi people, I need a hand. I've avoided placing new vertices effechs the mask shape and it followed the lady like a ghost. If sho please tell us.
Making a quick matte with Roto Brush
Set the output to millions of colors plus alpha. Refer to this and the linked posts: The Roto Brush tool does much of the work for you, leaving effrcts a little clean-up work to be done.
I know the video is very quick, but if you watch it a couple of times and listen to the sound track you'll see what to do. Each JPEG file lasts pratically 5 seconds or frames!
It's also a good idea to draw your rotoscopint mask where the shape is the most complex. It should be live in a few minutes:. I guarantee you the mask from the first frame moves until the last frame from the movie. It is also a good idea to Lock you footage layer so that it doesn't accidentally get moved. If you have installed after effects, you have QuickTime.
Find the most complex part of your scene. There are so many things that determine the best approach to a problem that without a reference we're shooting blindfolded from the hip.
I'm not sure what you are getting at fs5 you are talking about black or white background I'm telling you it will take just a few minutes to do this short shot in AE using the pen tool. In this rotoscopint tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to make rotoscoping easy with the new rotobrush in After Effects CS5.
I have used the eraser tool to get rid from the background.