Rotoscoping... its probably not your favorite thing to do in After Effects, but its often necessary in order create the effect you are after. Most people I know cringe at the word, but rotoscoping doesn't have to be that bad. There are a lot of things you can do to make rotoscoping simpler, easier and faster. In this tutorial, I'll go through the way that I rotoscope and show you different techniques that will help you rotoscope faster while still keeping everything perfectly accurate.
This tutorial will not be a start to finish guide on creating the Invisible Tennis effect I posted a few weeks ago. The creation of that effect takes more time then you'd want to watch and is very repetitive. Instead, I focus just on the rotoscoping aspect and go into great detail on creating a good matte. For those who are interested in creating the whole effect, I give an overview of the whole process during the last 10 minutes of the tutorial.
Its a long one. Check it out now!
I am also releasing a couple of scripts that I used in this tutorial:
You can get more information about them and download both of these scripts for free over on the Extras page