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kurt murphyErasing a layer or comp over another layer
by on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:24:29 pm

I've run into this problem before: I have a comp of text cornerpinned over a road. I need to erase the text frame by frame as the car goes over the text. With the paint tools, it seems I can only paint in the layers' Layer Window which means I can't see what I'm erasing in my main comp.

My question: Is there a way to erase a layer within your main comp window without having to go into a Layer window?

Hope this makes sense,

kurt murphy

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Walter SoykaRe: Erasing a layer or comp over another layer
by on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:45:25 pm

[kurt murphy] "Is there a way to erase a layer within your main comp window without having to go into a Layer window?"

You can separate the layer's viewer from the comp's viewer. See Edit This, Look at That ETLAT [link].

Another option is to separate the car from the road (either by keying, roto, or some combination thereof) and then layer the car over the text so it naturally occludes the text as it goes over.

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kurt murphyRe: Erasing a layer or comp over another layer
by on Mar 1, 2012 at 3:47:03 am

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Thanks Walter... This is probably my best option, but i wish I could paint right on the layer I needed to affect. And I wish ETLAT was a little more intuitive like it USED o be....

thanks,

kurt


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