Adding Paint to the Source

The Smart Vector toolset minimizes the paint work needed to create your final comp by propagating paint through a sequence from a single source frame.

To add paint to your sequence:

1.   Scrub through your sequence to find a good reference frame. Good reference frames should:

be at the point of least motion, also known as the motion apex,

contain minimal motion blur, and

avoid areas of occlusion.

2.   Add a RotoPaint node and apply your paint corrections to the selected reference frame. Ensure that all your paint is sourced from the background image by navigating to Stroke > source and selecting background once a stroke has been added.

Original image

Premultiplied background paint

Merged result

3.   Proceed to Applying Motion Vectors to the Source.