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mwangi kariukiafter effects animated silhouette query
by on Jul 4, 2011 at 9:57:17 pm

HI ,

Im not sure if anyone has posted a thread similar to this one, im quite new to this whole thing, i use illustrator quite allot and in one of my recent projects i have been using the clipping mask tool allot i was wondering in after effects is it possible to 1st use the rotoscope brush to remove a subject from footage and then take that subject and "clip" mask them onto a background so that now the background appears in the shape of the subject you cut out earlier with the roto brush ?

ie like how you would do in illustrator the only difference is now the silhouette moves since it was a cut out from a video footage

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Brian CharlesRe: after effects animated silhouette query
by on Jul 4, 2011 at 10:15:24 pm

You can use any layer as a track matte.


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Dave LaRondeRe: after effects animated silhouette query
by on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:37:25 pm

It would be a LOT easier to accomplish this by shooting on a chroma key screen. Once you pull the key, simply add the Fill effect, change the default color to black, and you have a perfect silhouette.

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

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