Following mask paths


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Following mask paths

In addition to having some effects that can draw inside of a mask path, some effects can also draw along with the mask path itself. In the case of Scribble, which we just showed off in a previous movie, you can go ahead and have it do it along the so- called Edge, which is your mask path. But there are also other effects that can stroke that edge or even draw audio waveforms along that edge. Let's play with a couple of those. I'll go back to my project and open up the Comp 07-RotoBezier*starter. Here I have just an interesting flowing background. Again if you don't have access to the exercise files, just bring in any abstract background and you can go ahead and draw a path along it as well.

Now the first thing I want to do is draw a path that I want my effect to follow. To do that I am going to select the Pen tool and I am going to go ahead and use the RotoBezier option. This way I just need to click a few points and After Effects will automatically fill in the curves between t...

Following mask paths
Video duration: 6m 5s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Following mask paths 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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After Effects
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