Skillshare – VFX + GFX: Rotoscoping and Compositing Graphics
This course is designed for the After Effects artist who wants to get into visual effects. Regardless of your background as long as you have basic knowledge in After Effects and a desire to learn about visual effects, this course is for you.
One of the first techniques I learned as a visual effects artist was rotoscoping. At first I thought it was incredibly tedious and difficult until I got into a good zone with it. I think every digital compositor should know how to rotoscope and that it’s the gateway into the visual effects world. Also, it useful professional technique to know. There’s a good and bad way to rotoscope, and I’ll be discussing some important workflow setups so that you set yourself up for success. Also, I’ll be talking about some important animation concepts that will be helpful for you to learn in order to master rotoscoping.
The other portion of this course will be creating graphics using shape layers and compositing them over the live action footage. I’ll be walking you through our class example project, and I will also be providing my project files for you to learn as you go.