Idea corner three: Sequenced layers as mattes


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Idea corner three: Sequenced layers as mattes

Throughout this lesson we've been using still images and movies as our track mattes; however, you can create your own interesting animated track mattes by combining sequences of still images. Let's import a couple and play around with them. Now select my Sources folder, do Command+I on Mac, or Ctrl+I on Windows. And if you've watched the Layer Control After Effects Apprentice training, you maybe familiar with this Muybridge sequence. Drag it a little bit taller here as you can see it. This is a series of photographic images of a person walking along the stage.

Go ahead and select one of these, enable TIFF Sequence, open it up, and now I have a little movie of this man walking. It's a nice black-and-white high contrast. This would make a good luminance matte, but you can go ahead and make your own mattes. For example, I want to do an import again. Go up to ink spots. This is just a series of Trish splashing India ink on paper. She scanned a bunch of them, saved her favorites. I...

Idea corner three: Sequenced layers as mattes
Video duration: 4m 44s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Idea corner three: Sequenced layers as mattes 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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