And so, like rain, into every effects artist's life a little rotoscoping must fall. The tools outlined here are mostly sufficient for the type of rotoscoping work that compositors will have to do. Dedicated rotoscope artists would likely choose software other than After Effects to ply their trade, but as long as rotoscoping is in your stock and trade, the After Effects tools will usually let you complete your shot without having to go find other software.
The next chapter completes the picture by adding motion tracking to your areas of expertise. As I mentioned earlier, you can combine motion tracking with rotoscoping as a shortcut around tedious tasks.