Learn how to use one layer to hide or reveal another layer in what is known as track mattes. This paired layering method decouples a layer from a mask.
- Masks are a great way to hide or reveal … portions of our layer. … But what if we wanted to have one layer … cut out another layer? … We can use what are called Track Mattes … and we'll see how we can use them here … to hide or reveal parts of our characters. … In this composition, I've got an animated texture … and it's called "Fiesta". … It's just a bit of confetti bouncing around. … But if I come over here to preview my Alpha channel … indicating that it's all opaque. … and let's introduce some transparency. … and then come over to our rectangle tool. … And then we'll click and drag to create a brand new mask. … And under the mask feather property … I'll click this icon so we can unlink the proportions. … This way I can introduce feathering … just on the vertical axis only. … Now if we go back into Alpha channel … you can see that we've introduced this gradient. … Everything that's black is transparent. … You can see right through it. … Everything that's white is opaque. … In fact, if we come down here to this icon …
- Shape layers and masks
- Track mattes
- Rigging characters
- Using the Puppet tool for rigging
- Adding and adjusting keyframes
- Looping animation
- Animating with motion paths and motion sketch
- Adding cameras for multiplane environments
- Lighting animation
- Rendering animation
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects CC 2019 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen34m 12s Intermediate
1. Working with Layers and Shapes
2. Rigging Character Controls
3. Working with Animation
4. Creating Multiplane Environments
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