4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2016 4:40 AM by Satori70

    How can I change the sole of these shoes

    Satori70

      I've been asked by a client to change the white sole of these shoes to black like the rest of the shoe. It's a moving three second clip as he descends the stairs and exits shot. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm in a real bind. Thanks.

       

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        • 1. Re: How can I change the sole of these shoes
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You will have to rotoscope the soles of the shoes. Roto brush may automate the process but most likely you will have to roto by hand.  Three seconds, hand Roto, depending upon the movement in the frame – two to four hours.

           

          Once you have created a  Matte  I would use that as a track matte for a black solid with the blend mode set to multiply. Just the opacity of the black solid until you get the shoes looking the way you want them to look.

           

          If you know nothing about Roto then type "Rotoscope" in the search help field at the top right corner of AE and check out the excellent community resources on the subject.

           

          Here is a really brief look at Roto by hand:

          • 2. Re: How can I change the sole of these shoes
            Satori70 Level 1

            Hey Rick.

             

            I was hoping there would be a simpler solution but if that's what has to be done then so be it.

             

            Thanks for your quick response.

             

            Best, Tony.

            • 3. Re: How can I change the sole of these shoes
              bogiesan Level 4

              Before starting the hand rotoscoping (I agree with Rick, no other way to do it) be sure this client of yours isn't going to come back and ask you to do the laces, too. Post production corrections are expensive because they are the result of bad planning and they require delicate execution. Be sure you are billing adequately for this service.

              • 4. Re: How can I change the sole of these shoes
                Satori70 Level 1

                Thanks Bogiesan. It's a short film for a film school grad so I'm working for free however I don't mind as it will build my skills for the future.