Chapter 7. Rotoscoping and Paint

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It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.

—Steven Wright

Rotoscoping (or roto) is the process of adjusting a shot frame by frame. The selections might be made with the manual use of masks, which was introduced in Chapter 3. You may also clone and fill with frame-by-frame paint tools.

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Rotoscoping was invented by Max Fleischer, the animator responsible for bringing the likes of Betty Boop and Popeye to life (patented in 1917). It involved tracing over live-action movement, a painstaking form of motion ...

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