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Chapter 7. Rotoscoping and Paint > Articulated Mattes

Articulated Mattes

I've said it before, and I'm saying it again here: When animating, or articulating, mattes, keep it simple. All of the strategies offered here are for setting up and animating your mattes with as few steps as possible. Not only will this save you time in setup, you'll have fewer elements to fix if something goes wrong. Each new edit you keyframe introduces the possibility for more error. Focus on staying simple.

The first question to decide when starting a roto job is whether you want to mask in the Composition window or in the Layer window. The advantages of the Compositionwindow are that you can see the layer in the composition and that it updates live as you work. This approach, however, does have several potential pitfalls:


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