Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Idea corner two: Transition effects, part of After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency.
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You may have heard the joke that when a person owns a hammer suddenly every…problem looks like a nail.…Well you need to be careful of the same phenomena in After Effects. Just because…you learn one tool or one technique, don't think that's the only way to do every…problem which comes your way.…For example, take these transitions.…Given that we've been spending so much time showing masking and doing…transitions with masking, you might think that these transitions were also done with masks.…Well you would be wrong. Let me show you how these were created.…For example, this Cityscape Dissolve is not a bunch of masks, but instead is an…effect called Block Dissolve.…
We've set a really tall block height to be vertical bands, a block width that…defines these strips, and then animated on the transition to go ahead and bring…these strips of our video on.…And Block Dissolve can create many other looks as well. I just play around with…the Width and Height parameters and maybe a little bit of feathering as well.…
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- Creating masks using parametric shapes or freeform with the Pen tool
- Editing and animating masks
- Combining multiple masks
- Using one layer to define the transparency of others
- Explaining the interaction between effects, masks, and mattes
- Mastering mask animation