Advanced Compositing Tracking And Roto Techniques With After Effects is a video workshop presented by Jeff Foster – award winning video producer, compositor, visual effects artist, and author of The Green Screen Handbook in which he guides you through some more advanced aspects of green screen compositing and working with a Roto workflow with After Effects. If you are new to compositing, you may want to check out his earlier title Fundamentals Of Compositing Tracking And Roto Techniques With After Effects
The goal of this training is to provide you with real-world techniques for getting the best mattes and keys from your green screen shots using more advanced techniques and working with more complex compositing. You will learn how to be more effective with your use of the Roto Brush, see how to do match moving, work with matte painting, as well as other techniques to create much more believable composites. There are also some third party add-ons that are used that are available as free trials.
Advanced Compositing Tracking And Roto Techniques With After Effects is presented in high definition video and breaks out into 5 chapters and 16 videos that runs 2 hrs. and 10 minutes in length. Included as well is all of the footage and assets that are used in the training for you to work with on your own.
Chapter 1, "Roto-Painting Techniques with a Wacom Tablet," begins by looking at the Roto Brush and how it can be used to mask out areas in a film segment with the use of a Wacom Intous 4 tablet. This technique is handy when you don't have green screen available or the green screen footage that you had was poorly created. Although the Roto Brush does a good job of masking, you still may need to perform some additional cleanup. You will see how this can be done through the use of the eraser tool.