Solving problems by using a second composition


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Solving problems by using a second composition

Trish Meyer: If you remember, our goal was to create a movie, then rotate it, then have a Wave Warp applied, and it was also trimmed down using a mask into a square shape. Let's see how far we got at the end of the last movie. I'll bring After Effects forward and remind you where we left off. By only using one composition, we ran into a few problems. I created my mask shape but when I applied the Wave Warp, it also affected the edge of the mask. When I look at the Timeline, I can clearly see that the mask renders first, followed by the effects, followed by all the transformations.

And I found that when I try to rotate the layer, it also rotated the entire result including the mask. So it's obvious that I can't get to where I need to be using one composition. When you take one layer and spread it across two compositions, you'll have two sets of masks, effects and transformations and then you'd be able to pick and choose in which compositions certain operations ha...

Solving problems by using a second composition
Video duration: 7m 33s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Solving problems by using a second composition provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing

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Video
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After Effects
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