After Effects Apprentice 05: Explore Mask Interpolation


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Exploring mask interpolation

As you might have noticed earlier in this lesson, sometimes mask shapes don't always do what you want to them to do as they interpolate from one shape to another. Well there is an advanced tool in After Effects called Mask Interpolation, which can help solve some problems. If you have the Exercise Files that came with this lesson, open up Mask Interpolation sidebar.aep. This subject is also covered in our more exhaustive book, Creating Motion Graphics, at the end of the chapter all about masking. Here I've got a few shapes of a champagne bottle that I want to morph to a martini glass.

Unfortunately, as you can see, some very funky things happened during the middle of this mask interpolation. Well, as you learned already, the first thing to check for is that first vertex. I'll select the mask path. Look for the biggest out of all. That's the first vertex. Go to my next keyframe. Use my handy Keyframe Navigator and I see my first vertex is indeed still done here at the bottom. So...

Exploring mask interpolation
Video duration: 10m 41s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Exploring mask interpolation provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency

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