For anyone who doesn't know, rotoscoping is essentially animating curves that create a mask for (usually) live action film. Given that Synfig is a tool for animating curves and shapes over time, it seems that it could be the perfect tool for the job. I'm just wondering
1. If anyone's tried this, and if so how it went.
2. If it's possible to import a video file into the background in synfig to be able to trace over.
The best way is to import the video as a image sequence. You can obtain a image sequence from a video using some of the tricks form this page
. To import a video sequence see this wiki page
3. If it's possible to blur different sections of an object different amounts (for example where a persons silhouette has one arm out of focus and another in focus).
Not possible at the moment. I started to code a gradient blur layer
but I went in the wrong direction. You have to do it using masks (duplicate the footage, blur the top one and mask it with a feathered region onto the duplicated footage). See this
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