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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Is there an expression that tells AE to automatically trace a specific pre-comp as masks?
on Mar 6, 2019 at 10:45:21 am

Are you talking about the silhouette of a face from the side or a silhouette of the full body of a person?

If it is a silhouette of a face, you could use a radial wipe to reveal the outline of the face. You would approach this in a non-mask, non-Saber approach, using the silhouette itself as the starting point. You can get an outline by compositing two copies of the matte, one expanded with minimax and an inverted copy composited on top.

If it is a silhouette of a whole person... I would just use the same mask with the Saber effect for every person and vary the randomity of the effect enough to hide the fact you're not tracing it exactly, revealing the correct shape behind the effect layer.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
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