A Rotobrush in Hitfilm Pro would make masking a breeze.
Yes! A rotobrush-like option would come in so handy!
Absolutely! I saw the guys at Cinecom.net did a video on the After Effects Rotobrush tool and it would be awesome if HitFilm had its own version!
Brushes in general are something we've been asking for a long time. But Adobe's NEW rotobrush took quite a long time to be developed, so i doubt the FXhome guys could magically add a functional rotobrush just like that in the next update. Probably they would be better off partnering with a company that already has the technology they need, similar to Foundry´s Camera Tracker.
@lordjosue I agree
I would say the same, @lordjosue. Possibly a plug-in or just use Mocha.
This is the feature I want the most, I hate roto-scoping and this would save me so much time.
@Marshall2000_uk Agreed. It would be amazing!
Roto brush is must essential for a vfx artist when the production budget is low and the project have a limited time.
Even every one knows roto brush is not so much perfect like manual rotoscoping but it helps a lot for short time projects rather than doing frame-by-frame
@amiyabindhani Your feature request thread has been deleted because both of your requests already existed in older threads. Like this one. Make sure to click "Vote Up" on the post above this one.
Also, please read this thread:
Not only did you create two threads for requests that already existed, you did not follow the requested format.
A new tool used in the layer window using a red brush to mask. Every frame outline around your subject. Once all frames are drawn around, you just hit apply matte. It will use a caching to save your drawings and once you hit Apply Matte it will delete everything outside the red outline. This would be an interesting implement as this is how the rotoscoped film.
@jackschoening I've merged your thread with this older one discussing the same request. Make sure you Vote Up at the top of the thread here.
@ Triem This is a whole different request.
My request is a paintbrush. Every frame you paint over the subject and will create a black and white matte and than use that matte a mask using the set matte effects.
@jackschoening That's not how I read your original request. What you described is drawing directly on a layer, then clicking a button to apply what the rotobrush generates to that same layer. Drawing on, and generating transparency on a single layer is "masking" and is exactly what the AE rotobrush does. You draw on the layer for each frame, Ae analyzes the frame, you apply the rotobrush and the layer is auto masked with transparency.
To be pedantic on the vocabulary, a "MASK" uses information on Layer A to define transparency on Layer A, while a "MATTE" is using information on layer A to generate transparency on Layer B.
Now, you're saying that you want the rotobrush to create a DIFFERENT layer with a black and white image on it on it that is used by the Set Matte effect to define transparency - because Set Matte requires a source layer. You're correct, that's different from the rotobrush tool as asked for here. Issue being Hitfilm is currently set up where this would create a MASK on a white plane and require a black plane below to create a luma matte. Unless you just wanted a white-on-transparent matte that would be used with Set Matte in an Alpha mode?
I'd suggest creating a new request thread, but we'll need to figure out something else to call it besides Rotobrush, and maybe work on the description/implementation you visualize? Since Rotobrush is a MASKING tool and what you're describing is a tool to create a MATTE, saying "rotobrush" is going to be confusing. I, in the future, or another mod might come across your new thread, but, if it's called "rotobrush" we'll think "oh, there's an older thread for that" and combine it again. We'll want to find a way to describe it that isn't so close to the MASKING created by the AE rotobrush.
So.... Let's figure out a cool and unique name for a matte creation brush... I'm willing to help here, since I now understand the difference in what you're asking for compared to this thread. I just want to help you find a way to communicate better the differences between the AE rotobrush and this "Matte Brush" to the devs, mods and users.
Although a layer that's been rotobrush MASKED could be buried under a Grade Layer or embedded in another comp to generate a source layer for a Set Matte. It would be an Alpha matte, not a Luma matte, but a Fill Color and a second plane layer would create the luma matte.
In the layer window you select this new tool it will show an button called "Apply Luma Mask" once you manually draw over every frame with a brush and using luminance (Black=Opaque White=Transparent. For a name I don't know. Something like Luma Brush, Matte Brush, or Luma Mask.
Yes! A roto brush would be fantastic!
A convert to mask would also be very usefull with a rotobrush, so you can add saber or neon path to the rotobrushed layer
This tool would make life more easy do. I think it should be added . What do you think?
@2008dare I have merged you thread with this older one making the same request. Make sure you click Vote Up at the top of the thread.
Also, please read:
@BenSrgel I've merged your request with this earlier one to avoid duplicates.
Make sure you Vote Up at the top of this thread.
I hope the FXhome team is actually working on something like this, even if it takes time, because it would be huge!
A must for compositing, very useful since rotoscoping in mocha is just painful sometimes.
@IamCalderon Mocha is great for rotowork however rotoscoping hair we need a roto brush like in ae. So I can see both sides.
Mocha is amazing, don't get me wrong, but sometimes when speed and simplicity are needed, the thought of having a HitFilm equivalent to AE's Rotobrush or Resolve's Power Window tracking thingy would be very nice. It would save a lot of time and make the software into a more complete package.
I think my comment got bugged, but yes, while Mocha is amazing, sometimes the simplicity, speed an ease of use a HitFilm equivalent for AE's Rotobrush or Resolve's power window tracking would bring, is an opportunity that I believe shouldn't be ignored. It would make the software that much better tbh
100% I do agree with that gives users options. I also have been learning the industry-standard software a nuke. The rotovlbrush would give users the ability to clone things better. Wouldn't be just for roto also a clean up tool.