Rotoscoping - the art of isolating objects in a video using animated masks - is usually very tedious. In this tutorial I show you a very quick and easy technique to create rotoscopings for objects that are not changing too much in shape and have a clearly visible edge.
Rotoscoping - the art of isolating objects in a video with animated masks - becomes very tricky if the object you want to isolate has a lot of motion blur. In the heavily blurred edges of the object parts of the background will be visible that are a bit tricky to eliminate. In this tutorial you learn how to rotoscope such blurry objects in Adobe After Effects. We will first do a normal rotoscoping with a hard edge and then recreate the blurry edges such that no background will be visible anymore.
In this part we focus in using the mask tracker built into After Effects for face tracking. The face tracker has an automatic feature to detect the outline of the face, but often the result is not 100% accurate. Hence, we show an easy workflow to fix the track using the "name your own price" extension KeyTweak.
We also show how to remove wrinkles on the moving face using stabilized precomps which we create with MaskTracker+.
When you track a mask with After Effects' mask tracker, it contains lots of keyframes such that it is almost impossible to modify it afterwards. In this tutorial you learn a quick and simple technique to modify such masks.
If you use the After Effects mask tracker for rotoscoping, it generates a keyframe for your mask on each frame. This makes later tweaking of the mask very complicated. Learn in 1 minute how to solve this problem with MaskTracker+.