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rotoscoping

Creating animated characters by tracing an action movie with real actors frame by frame. Performed via the computer today, rotoscoping was originally accomplished in the early 1900s by projecting each movie frame onto a frosted glass easel, from which the illustrator traced and redrew the image.

Rotoscoping can be used to create actual cartoons or to create cartoon-like movies in which the actors are recognizable and the venues seem real, but the entire motion picture has a cartoon-like quality.

Adding Cartoons
Rotoscoping is also used to superimpose cartoon images into a real movie, where cartoon-drawn people, animals and objects intermix with human characters.
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They were also the creators of a series of technological apparatuses--including the rotoscope and 3-D sets--that provided the basis for all modern drawn animation until the advent of computer animation in recent years.
At the end of the day, the only things I care about are quality and control, especially when presenting directly to clients, and because Smoke can aggregate the dailies, the grading, rotoscope, matte painting and grain into a single solid tool, I know we can deliver.
The NBA stars and their delegation toured the museum for an hour and a half, watching exhibits delivered via some of the most impressive museum technology in the world, including three-dimensional projection mapping on unique sculptures and complex rotoscope animations that bring live-action video footage into a painted media.
Even her videos are sometimes embellished by rotoscope drawing, merging the hand-drafted with the digitally manipulated, or else grafting the analog onto the digital, as in Breughel boots, 1999, a melancholic meditation on the number of people who die each year on the London tube, their anonymous feet shuffling off to uncertain fates.
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When Friday the 13th and War of the Worlds wrapped, Gajdecki bought back the gear he built--video and film rotoscope projectors allowing for speedy animation turnaround--and in the spring of 1991 Gajdecki Visual Effects was born.
The book covers an introduction to 3D objects and how to manipulate and apply special effects to them; animating scenes using several different methods and culminates with an introduction to digital video: importing and working with video layers and the Animation Timeline palette, and then proceeds to integrating media such as Autodesk 3D Studio scenes and video footage, creating rotoscope sequences by painting over footage, compositing green-screen 3D animations, adding special effect layers to footage, and in general revealing to the user the creative possibilities of Photoshop CS3 Extended.
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Rotoscope, where users can view a still photo on top of a new image in the creation process and use it as reference to help produce images that are difficult to create.
With its bouncy, singsong tone, the sound track to the video Trixie, 2005, suited the colorful exuberance of the nine large watercolors, two acrylic drawings, three rotoscope animation videos, and nearly six hundred small mixed-media works on view.