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Habu

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Rotoscope software?
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:59:10 pm »

Any suggestions on software to produce images similar to the rotoscope software used in the production of Linklater's A Scanner Darkly?  Or perhaps suggestions on ways to accomplish a similar graphic effect?

Basically, I'm working with stills--a combination of photos, line drawings, and paintings--and want to use the software to create a consistent effect across the various media.  End product will be stills, so I don't really need the animation aspect of it.

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Re: Rotoscope software?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 08:27:48 am »

I found a Script-Fu script for applying a rotoscope effect from within Gimp. Haven't tried it, nor do I know how to install such a script without looking for docs. I DO see a "Script-Fu" item at the bottom of the "Filters" menu in my Mac version of Gimp (2.8.14). Selecting "Console" from that menu gives me a TinyScheme listener, where I can "Browse..." for scripts.

http://joe1gk.blogspot.com/2011/04/rotoscope-effect-photo-effect-using.html
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Re: Rotoscope software?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 03:51:17 pm »

Bill-
thanks for the reply.  I had to get a translation of what you wrote, but from what I understand, that should work!
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