Create This Rotoscope Animation Using Mocha And After Effects

Avatar AE Tips And Tricks | January 24, 2021

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Tutorial by: Boris FX

Creating rotoscoped animation is not an easy feat. Usually, it's created with hand drawn, frame by frame techniques that can be painstaking and take quite some time. This tutorial shows you how to mimic this same effect, but do it in half the time! Ross Shain from BorisFX shows us how to do just that, and also provides us with free source files from the website for us to download and re-create on our own. You can create this effect with any footage that you choose, so find the right footage that works for you.

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From the Instructor:

Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which artwork is traced over the live-action film, frame by frame. In this tutorial, Ross Shain from Boris FX takes inspiration from famous clips like Richard Linklater's "Scanner Darkly", Aha's "Take on Me" and Adult Swim's "Dream Corp LLC" to create a stylized, animated look. The Mocha Pro plug-in for Adobe After Effects was used for planar tracking and to segment the image into native AE mask layers. We also used magnetic spline and edge-snapping tools to save hours of time with less manual drawing and keyframing.




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