okay... im not sure what this aeshetic is called in the videography or cinematography world or how its done... but im curious. im talking about a painting type of deal here. i think it was first done on a grandscale in the movie called smallville and the recent movie called sin city. a part of the scene... is black and white.. high contrast or whatever... and a few elements are painted with color... i think you understand what im talking about having mentioned sin city. i can do this in photoshop easy so as a graphic artist (2d world) i know how this is done and whats going on. however when we get into live motion... im not too adept in it at the moment. so could any of you live motion 3d guys help me understand whats going on here and how this is done... what program etc... high learning curve or what does it take? i think i understand it to be a pretty advanced effect in the live motion world.... is this what they call rotoscoping? im assuming one needs maya to do this or can you do it with programs? please bare with me as im a 2d artist.