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john damiani
strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:37:25 am

i have a strange grey outline on my track mattes, i cannot figure out how to get rid of them, i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?

everything inside the animation layer is all keyframed shape layers

http://i.imgur.com/XnfH8zp.png


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Ridley Walker
Re: strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:20:18 am

Try using a the matte choker effect.


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Cassius Marques
Re: strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:06:19 pm

What color is the "animation" footage? that grey line seems to be there because there is another instance of the alpha source under the matted solid.


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john damiani
Re: strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:38:59 pm

yes, one of the animation layers is underneath the black solid layer without any masking applied to it at all, that's were the outline is coming from, but im moving a shadow across the scene, so i need the layer there for the effect...

also the reason i am using 3d is because i panned the camera at an unusual angle, and i wanted the wings to have some depth without keyframing it too much, once it became a 2d scene i just kept the 3d layers so that i could cut the scene up without all parts getting all wonky

i did find a solution, i used the set matte effect instead, but i still kinda like using track mattes, so i wouldn't mind getting a solution for using that method still. but at least its not "omg nothing working" bad anymore.

oh also the original footage is white


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Cassius Marques
Re: strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 4, 2013 at 11:57:26 am

You were using that layer to cast a 3d shadow? you can set it to cast shadows only and make that line go away. Most 2d shadow effects have that option also.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: strange grey outline on my track mattes
on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:49:03 pm

Why are you using 3D layers? It doesn't appear that they would be necessary... and mixing 2D and 3D only confuses things.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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