The Rotoscope filter is turning TikTokers into colorful head-banging cartoons.
Rotoscoping is an animation technique where illustrators trace over live-action footage to create graphics with more lifelike motions. One of the most popular Rotoscoped films is A Scanner Darkly, starring Keanu Reeves. Now, this fun TikTok filter allows you to instantly Rotoscope yourself into a colorful, dancing silhouette — reminiscent of those retro 2000s iPod ads.
What is the Rotoscoping filter on TikTok?
The Rotoscoping trend got started by the user @icetut, who went viral for a video where he used the animation technique on himself. He appears as the real version of himself in the clip, but when the beat drops, he becomes a cartoon.
TikTok created the filter soon after, allowing every user to join in on the fun.
How to use the Rotoscope filter on TikTok
Step 1: Locate the search bar and enter “Rotoscope.”
Step 2: Under “Effects” select “Rotoscope” and tap “Try This Effect.”
Step 3: Hit the record button to start filming your video. Play a song, and when the beat drops, nod your head to activate the Rotoscope filter.
To remove the Rotoscope filter simply pause your video, tap “Effects” and select “Cancel.”
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