Refining the matte


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Refining the matte

I finished creating my segmentation boundary. I have created a couple of base frames, these gold bars and I've propagated that initial information throughout the link to this clip. Next I want to refine the matte outline and there is a few ways of going about it. You might have noticed that this pink outline, the segmentation boundary, doesn't exactly follow his hair. You can decide how closely or loosely to follow that hair. That's the smoothing parameter. For example, if I was to take smoothing down to 0, you can see now we have got some crinkles that follow his hair in much more detail, particularly as I go from frame to frame.

If I decided I didn't want that much detail, if I want a more feathered outline, I'll go ahead and increase smoothing to a higher value like 5 and now it just creates a basic smooth boundary. If you want to see what that looks like, you can turn off the segmentation boundary, the alpha boundary, and look at it. It either gets a checkerboard or ...

Refining the matte
Video duration: 7m 30s 2h 37m Intermediate

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Refining the matte provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques

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Video
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After Effects
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