Hello folks. Yet another confusing track matte question I hope you guys can help me with. I think I am missing something rather simple and have been playing with various combination for hours now without success. I am trying to create exactly like the Universal Studios intro, where the letters comes from the back of earth and curves around to the front, straitens out, and stay in place in front of earth. Ok. Here is what I have.
1- A layer of the master scene, consisting of the earth and its space background.
2- An Alpha cutout of the planet, minus the space background ( or vice versa ).
3- An Alpha cutout of the letters only( image sequence from C4D ) animating from the back of the earth to the front.
What should the stacking and precompositions be? I am confused because in the start of the animation, my letters are showing as being in front of the planet, rather revealing one by one when curving around the earth. This happens regardless on various alpha matting combination and luma matting combination.
Hi Richard, thanks for the response. I will try your suggestion. However, it may not work because please keep in mind that at one point of the animation, the tail and front of the curving letters appears together and is on one layer. There is no way for AE to know. I have to render everything again with a depth pass.