[ roh-toh-skoh-ping ]

  1. Movies, Graphic Arts.Also called ro·to . an animation technique that traces live-action footage and transforms it into animated sequences by use of a rotoscope, which was largely replaced by digital technology by the end of the 20th century.

  2. Digital Technology. a technique of merging live-action footage with digital animation and other graphics to create composite images.

Origin of rotoscoping

First recorded in 1960–65; roto + scop(e) + -ing1; applied to a technique invented in 1915 by Polish-born U.S. animator and film director Max Fleischer (1883–1972)

Words Nearby rotoscoping Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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