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Professional Rotoscoping and Compositing in Blender 2.5


Listen up serious Blender users. I think this is one of the most professional rotoscoping demonstration done with Blender.

Good Spirit Graphics is proud to announce a 6-part 3-hour tutorial series for Blender. This tutorial series explains, in step by step detail, how to use blender for rotoscoping and visual effects. If you don't have Affter Effects, or Nuke, these tutorials will get you started with VFX. Follow along by downloading the same source footage from Adobe that was used in the tutorials.


Blender is attracting new users all the time, and some of these users have no background with 3D software. So to accommodate these users, this tutorial series requires no prior knowledge of Blender. However, even seasoned Blender users should learn a lot from the series, including some little known bugs.


The reviews are in:

From BlenderArtists:
- Richard Marklew: "There are times when you have a benchmark for a subject. This is it for rotoscoping in blender."
- Zeffi: "Some of the most calm, collected and purposeful tutoring I've ever watched."
- 3pointedit: " I'm just watching now and it's a great series! You have a cool clear delivery and a well thought out presentation."

From CGSociety:
- tetha: "Make more tutorials Terrachild, you have a great calm vibe."
- uncle_frankie: "brilliant videos - I'm currently learning about compositing and using Nuke. it's really useful to see how Blender does it"
- Plasmasolutionsa: "Christopher, I just stumbled across your tutorial's an outstanding work! I personally like very much that you don't just touch the tip but instead you're going deeper into aspect ratio and a vfx point of view to blenders interface...really great work"

Link to the tutorial series:
Tutorial Link



  1. Thanks for posting the news about my tutorial series!
    But the Vimeo link above, for the tutorial promo, isn't showing up as an embedded player on this post.

  2. Thanks a lot Terrachild. The embedding thing is not a big deal. My question is : how comes that this wonderful piece of know-how did not show up in blendernation, or else foreverblender.blogspot since december 18th ???
    You do have a very good sense of pedagogy, and a good voice. So I can't wait to see more tutorials from you !

  3. Thanks Modelangelo.
    I have no idea why it took so long.
    This is the third time I submitted it to BlenderNation.
    Ahh...the voice, thanks.
    My wife had a friend of hers check out the tutorial, and he kept asking her, "Is that your husband's real voice?" As if I would hire somebody to narrate my tutorial!
    Pedagogy...I used to be a teacher, thanks.

  4. The embeded video works fine on my side - what error message do you get?

    I added right after it was reported - maybe in the past news leads got lost, which
    is why Bart increased his news writer staff.

    Sorry that in this case it took longer.

    Amazing work!


  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! This is what I have wanted to know how to do in Blender!What an amazing resource for a price that can't be beat!

  6. Embedding works fine now. Maybe it was a Google Chrome problem.
    How come the Blender site doesn't show this in the list of news headlines?
    It goes straight from "Blender Magazine Italia #11 released" to "Destruction simulation in Blender Game Engine"
    Why did it skip over this entry from BlenderNation?

    I usually get my news from the Blender site, not straight from the BlenderNation home page. A lot of people are going to miss this if they do the same.

  7. This is an excellent tutorial.

    I hope you do more in the future, perhaps even a collection of paid-for tutorials, as in a DVD, or downloadable series. If each tutorial would be as detailed and thorough as this then I cannot see a reason not to purchase.

  8. Seen it earlier this year. Was incredibly helpful and very technical. A good guide for ex-After Effects users.

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