Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Variable-width mask feathering, part of After Effects CS6 New Features.
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Next, I'd like to show you a long-requested, very much-appreciated improvement to…masking in After Effects, variable-mask feathering.…We have a very moody shot here of a guy standing at the end of the pier.…Let's say we want to tightly crop around the pier itself but put a nice heavenly…halo around the man.…I am going to do Command+Plus or Ctrl+Plus to zoom in a little bit to see what I…am doing and quickly select the Pen tool. The shortcut is G. I'll just do some…quick corner points for this mask: there, there, cut up, come across,…go down, crossed, up, up, to his feet.…
Then I am going to start dragging out some Bezier handles on a few points.…There, hold down Command on Mac, Ctrl on Windows to break that Bezier handle, and…then just do some nice soft masking around him.…There is a little point, Command or Ctrl to break the handle, come around to his…head, Command or Ctrl, break the point.…Let's go ahead and pull that out a little bit as well.…Continue clicking around, click and drag. It's fairly straight here, and I am…
- Understanding the global performance cache
- Using ray-traced rendering with beveling and extrusion
- Working with 3D Camera Tracker
- Performing rolling shutter repairs
- Adding variable mask feathering
- Working with CycoreFX HD plug-in
- Touring Imagineer Systems mocha AE and Adobe SpeedGrade
- Round-tripping between After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Global Performance Cache
2. Motion Graphics Features
3. Visual Effects Features
4. Effects Updates
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