Introduction to Silhoutte and Roto – fxphd
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In this course you will learn everything from spline types and manual roto to fully automatic workflows. Silhouette, the customary software for rotoscoping, and the comprehensive Roto module will be presented. In addition, the Mocha Pro plug-in is integrated to demonstrate the useful tools available to artists. This course covers whether you are just starting out, a seasoned roto artist or an artist from another discipline.

You will learn Silhouette, the basics of all spline types, rotoscopy methods including shape creation and keyframing, multiple tracking methods, how to successfully rotate a recording from start to finish, whether it is manual roto, roto with tracking assistant, or fully tracked roto and / or using the Mocha Pro plug-in to give your skills an extra boost, including the Lens Undistort / Distort workflow. You will also master the use of Open Shapes, creating hair rotos and personalizing your workflow with custom Python scripts. You can find detailed information about the course on our course information page.

Thanks to our partnership with Boris FX, members have full access to the full Silhouette and Mocha Pro apps and plugins via the Greenscreen VPN so they can follow the course (the software may not be used for commercial or non-commercial projects). Premium members have download access to the recorded footage as well as the completed Silhouette project files.

Katie Morris is a VFX digital paint and roto artist with extensive experience in the visual effects film industry. During her tenure at Industrial Light and Magic, she worked on over 82 feature films with visual effects, including Star Wars Episodes I, II and IIIall five Transformer Movies, THOR: Ragnarok, Us, Avengers: Endgame and last Black widow. She recently completed work on the short adventure documentary. Sandboarding on Dragon Hill captured in 8K HDR for FastFokus.

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