Hope someone can help me out on this one:
I'm working on a lower third consisting of 1 blue and 1 yellow element. The blue part is transparent, and should blur the footage below (with a Gaussian).
The animation of the lower third is build up in 3 different layers, with the blue top layer revealing the blur in the footage. All animation consists of png sequences from AE, and I separately rendered the blue top layers.
The editor has requested a drag-and-drop workflow, so I'm looking for a way to have the editor use as few layers as possible.
My current set-up in the timeline is:
Lower third animation (nested sequence with a masked text template)
Lower third blue top layer
Adjustment layer (Gaussian blur + Track matte key - matte alpha on 'Lower third blue top layer')
I noticed the Adjustment Layer can't be nested, so I'm looking for a work around. Is there a way to reduce these layers any further?