Definition of rotoscope in English:
1A device that projects and enlarges individual frames of filmed live action to permit them to be used to create cartoon animation and composite film sequences.
- Using a computerized rotoscope, the descendent of technology used in Gulliver's Travels, or that weird Lord of the Rings cartoon, the simplicity of this movie is devastating.
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Transfer (an image from live action film) into another film sequence using a rotoscope.
- The 8-ball crusty had to be manually rotoscoped out, frame by painful frame.
- He has returned here to the form of animation he first used in Waking Life, rotoscoping a mixture of live action and animation.
1950s: origin obscure; perhaps the same word as 19th-century rotascope, denoting a kind of gyroscope.
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