Rotoscoping made easy

Posted on 26. Nov, 2009 by in LIVE!

Rotoscoping principals along with some tips, tricks and techniques I developed over few years. Learn how to create a perfect roto without killing yourself on the way.

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6 Responses to “Rotoscoping made easy”

  1. David Byrne

    26. Nov, 2009

    Hey man, that was great – some top tips there – love the motion blur idea, that is just genius. Brilliant solution!

    Lots of good workarounds and shortcuts, actually getting more precise rotoscoping as well. Thanks loads!


  2. laura

    08. Dec, 2009

    hi there… eh jerzy (i had to figure it your real name since im about to type ‘is maltaanon his real name?”)

    anyway… im one of your asian fans :) and i just saw this live recorded tutorial. awesome!

    a lil question if you dont mind…

    1. how am i supposed to find a good and right for tracking point? in this tutorial you used the white stripe on the soldier’s neck. but what about the footage of man running with gun? how can i find a fix tracking point for the null?

    2. yes! put the tutorial for the last 2 footage you showed. the changing face one :p

    sorry for the bad english and sorry for not joining the live session because its early mornin here :p

    thanks! you are amazing!

    • Jerzy Drozda Jr

      08. Dec, 2009

      Hey Laura. Nice to meet you. As I said in the session, it’s good to set tracking points for each body part, so there are many places to look for the good tracking point. If you cant keep the track you can use multiple points at multiple times of the clip.

      This whole idea is based on tracking knowledge, so make sure you have some before working with a complicated footage.

      As for the face swap tutorial I’m sure I will post it. Just don’t know when yet.

  3. Cesar

    04. Feb, 2011

    Hey Jerzy, great great tutorial! I have a question about the whole mask path part. What would you recommend if you are tracking, lets say, this person, but his head turns to reveal a nose–where the shape is not constant, and there are frames where the shape is quite simple, and others, there are just a whole lot of points..Not sure if Im explaining this correctly..hopefully, this makes sense.
    Thanks a lot for the tutorial and keep up the fantastic work.

    • Jerzy Drozda Jr

      07. Feb, 2011

      You could make different maska for each complexity level of the nose, or simply pick the most complex frame as a starting point for the entire head and work both ways – backwards and forwards. Hard to say really without looking at the footage.

  4. Aditya

    23. Feb, 2011

    hey jerzy!!!!
    it was indeed a very nice video and i have learnt a lot thankss to it….

    but there is a question which i wanted to ask to u if u dont mind…

    how do we do the motion tracking of a very shaky and quite blurred video ????

    moreover in the last part of this video
    (that man running while holding a gun in his hand across the hall)
    u said to do the motion tracking of all the parts of his body….how 2 do that ???? i mean there were no points to track on his body…….

    please help me and mention any tip and resource that u feel are quite useful and might help me at my motion tracking part….

    Thanking you in advance……….