ROTOSCOPING - Transformers 3 Trailer Roto is Complete!

Transformers 3 Official Trailer - Rotoscoped

This is my final animation rotoscope pass on the Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon - Official Trailer clip that i've been rotoscoping for the past couple weeks.

One of the things I've found that really relieves stress is animating with a Wacom tablet in Toon Boom Animate. To really just live in the drawing you need to set aside the thoughts of timing and form - to do that I've found that using movie trailers as reference for rotoscope animation can works wonders. Just sketching them out frame by frame is oddly cathartic.

With this technique the quirks from your drawing style are embedded in the final animation, but you don't need to slave over timing and form quite as much as you would doing traditional drawn animation from scratch. That being said, you can play with timing and action while rotoscoping I tried about three different endings before settling on one I liked. I'm still not 100% on this one but I needed to get it up and out and move on. So here it is :)


  1. love it. i won't watch T3, but I would watch this again and again.


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