Working with obscuring objects


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Working with obscuring objects

In this movie we're going to solve the dilemma of getting this arm to come out from behind the wall, over the wall, and then go back behind it again. And this is a little bit more tricky than it seems because of a number of things. And oftentimes when you work in the real world, you have the little challenges like this that you have to overcome that you can't really prepare for, so here's what I did, just for the sake of completion. Basically what I need is I need everything to be behind the wall up until this point. Up until the hand is above the wall and it's cleared here, I need everything to be behind the wall.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select all these layers. Now you might think well, why don't you just precompose it and then you can just trim the precomposed layer? And that's my first instinct as well, but here's the problem. We have this expression controller that controls many of these layers, and so that would have to be part of ...

Working with obscuring objects
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Working with obscuring objects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects: Rigging a Character Arm for Animation

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3D + Animation Video
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