Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing the effect, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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I have applied my track to the Radio Waves and used that to animate the Producer…Point for the waves.…The problem is, is all I am seeing is the Radio Waves effect, I am not seeing…the underlying footage, and I want to composite the two together.…Well, you might have said to yourself, Chris, you gave us the advice elsewhere…to always apply effects to solids.…That way it's easier to blend them on top of underlying footage.…The problem with that in this case is that the effect needed to be applied to…the footage I was tracking in order for the Tracker to be able to pick it as the Motion Target.…
That's why I started with them together.…But it's okay, now that I have got the track done and applied, I can go ahead…and isolate the Radio Waves onto its own layer.…I can either copy and paste the whole thing onto the solid, or just to be quick…and dirty, I can just go ahead and duplicate this entire layer.…I am going to take the one underneath, type E for Effects, Delete Radio Waves,…and now I'm left with the one on top with just the Radio Waves effect.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage