July 24th, 2008,03:07 PM
Yes this is a problem, but you give and take in the roto world, Shake is missing, by far, the most important tool to roto period. NUDGE shake is at the bottom of my list for roto, period, i'll take AE and it's faults vs no nudge. Not that AE is far up on my list.
Originally Posted by Andy
[begin ass reaming]
Originally Posted by Andy
No offense, well actually that statement doesn't really work. But that, is the most idiotic statement i've ever heard. period. In fact, i'd like to take away any membership to any guilds/unions/societies or organizations based on vfx for this statement. that statement is By far, the DUMBEST thing i've ever heard. Please turn in your badge and your weapon (Ie your wacom pen) for that one.
If i was working with you and saw you NOT rotoing on a solid and instead rotoing directly on the footage, I'd point you how to roto correctly in AE. now this doesn't apply to almost any application BUT AE. Simply put NOT rotoing on a solid is One of the WORST things you can do. Period.
[insert your doing it wrong image here]
Now I don't mean to tear you a new asshole without giving you some bandages. So basicly here's why you fail epically with that statement.
that being said there are reasons/times/places to roto on footage, but, If I'm doing it wrong, then The Emmy nominated lead compositor for Jericho is doing it wrong, as is the BBC hit show VFX comper (well sole vfx artist) for the highly acclaimed show Atilla, is doing it wrong, If I'm doing it wrong, SO is the Emmy nominated battle star (the first few seasons) crew doing it wrong. As is the Emmy nominated crew for Sarah conner Chronicles.
- Rotoing on footage means you have to use that footage for ever as your matte
- rotoing on footage in ANY version of ae (cs3 allows expression linking of masks and there by allows for tracking of points natively inAE w/o any crazy scripts) means you can't track your mask, add effects too your roto matte, and you loose a lot of control of your matte.
- rotoing on footage is difficult to quickly judge your roto while rotoing on say a purple solid, allows you to turn the solids opacity up and down and use a differentiating color to see how your motionblur/feather/blur/edge is lining up to your roto
- Rotoing on footage and using it as a mate for I don't know. Say another piece of footage is a damn good way to slow down a comp vs copy/pasting a solid with your roto on it into a comp, leaving 1 less peice of footage for your roto.
now I could keep listing shows/moves proving you just made the stupidest statement I've ever seen, or you could just accept it.
Now please, Please, Never make a statement like that again.
-edit, sorry also had to add this. If I'm doing it wrong, you might as well take the emmy nom/win away from stargate digital and heroes as well.
goes back to rotoing NBC's Chuck in Combustion
Last edited by aaron zander; July 24th, 2008 at 03:14 PM.
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