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.’
- 1.1A computer application that combines live action and other images in a film.
Transfer (an image from live action film) into another film sequence using a rotoscope.
- ‘He has returned here to the form of animation he first used in Waking Life, rotoscoping a mixture of live action and animation.’
- ‘The 8-ball crusty had to be manually rotoscoped out, frame by painful frame.’
1950s: origin obscure; perhaps the same word as 19th-century rotascope, denoting a kind of gyroscope.