What is Rotoscoping?
Invented by Max Flesicher in 1915, rotoscope is a widely used technique that aims to enhance movement study and outline tracing. Instead of creating animations from scratch, animators use rotoscoping to capture objects movement with a better control in a shorter time frame. Visit our blog for the story of Rotoscoping.
Use Rotoscoping in Animation Desk
When you open a new sequence with video and check the “Rotoscoping” box, Animation Desk will help you transform each frame of the video into outlines only. See below GIFs: the left one shows a video imported normally, and the right one shows the video that's been rotoscoped.
You can then go to another layer and draw or trace through the outlines frame by frame, also add other elements and drawing to complete the animation.