Any way to move highlighted

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Hello, I'm currently rotoscoping out some very wobbly objects in some slow motion footage and the roto has to be very precise around the objects, so as you can imagine it's a very time consuming process. It occured to me I could speed up the process by having a keyboard shortcut that moves the highlighted point of the mask to the position of my mouse instead of having to click and drag the point every frame for hundreds of frames. Unfortunately I'm not too well versed in After Effects or scripting, so I was wondering if something like that was even possible?

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I forgot to finish the title and I can't find an option to edit it >_> Oops 

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Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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In principle yes, in practice perhaps not. There are limitations to how event listeners in AE work and the script would need hardening to accomodate layout changes in the UI, different zoom levels in the viewers and whatnot. You could probably try something like Lockdown (https://aescripts.com/lockdown/), but then again you coulkd just as well switch to dedicated roto tools like Silhouette that offer intelligent snapping and mouse pinning right out of the box...

 

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Have you looked into using Reverse Stabilization into your roto process? It's an important step to speed up roto work. 

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