Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler #1 solution: Stabilization plus masking, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
- View Offline
Our first challenge to you was how would you stabilize this video and then mask…it in a way that the Mask Outline was also stable.…If you masked the stabilized footage the Mask Outline would bounce around…following the corrections created by the stabilization process.…Well, there is a couple different ways to solve it.…Down in the Quizzler Solutions folder here's one approach.…What we did is we broke up the stabilization and masking into two separate comps.…First we stabilized the overall video shot and you maybe familiar with this from…earlier in this lesson.…
Once we've stabilized the shot we then nested this composition into a second…comp, I'll make sure the composition windows forward and tap the Shift key to…open the Comp Mini-Flowchart, click on my next composition in line, I've nested…stabilization into mask and here I can mask the stabilized footage.…At this point this composition doesn't know the stabilization took place previously.…It's treating this nested comp player as if it is just another piece of footage…
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