ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
john threat
is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 7:31:11 pm

Hi

i have a peice of footage that i rotoscoped by hand and exported. When i bring it back in to AE the mask won't cut and paste to the new dimension of the exported footage.

The original footage scale in AE was –50 , 50 and the new footage scale is 100, 100. When i cut and paste the mask it is flipped and at the 100 size of the orignal footage which is larger than the new imported size.

is there a work around for this?


Return to posts index

Vishesh Arora
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 7:59:24 pm

john

The mask is flipped and lager in size because your original footage was flipped Horizontally i.e. along x-axis and was 50% of rendered footage as it is clear from the negative 50% scale value that you have given.

Select your original footage layer in Timeline, Right click on it , Go to Transform and select "Flip Horizontal", bring the size back to 100,100 and then rotoscope it again.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







Return to posts index

Vishesh Arora
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:08:38 pm

john

You can also change the shape of mask by double clicking on it. Just place it above the rendered footage and drag the left center point to the right side to flip the mask in opposite direction. Now reduce the size by dragging the top left or top right point while holding shift and bring it exactly over the rendered footage.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







Return to posts index


Vishesh Arora
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:42:42 pm

john
Found something useful for you:

"If you want the mask size to match a scaled layer then you must pre-compose the layer by selecting it then go to Layer>Pre-Compose (keyboard shortcut is Shift + Ctrl/Cmnd +C) and select Move All Attributes to the new composition. Now the pre-composition will be the at 100% scale so when you paste a mask it will be the same size and in the same position as it was when you copied it from the original layer."


Read this for more detials:


http://forums.adobe.com/message/4702202

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







Return to posts index

Vishesh Arora
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:49:08 pm

John

Here is a script that will help you:


CopyMask2Layer


Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







Return to posts index

john threat
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:17:46 pm

Thanks dude!

That last link is what worked for me.

i used the older layer with the mask already rotoscoped on it as a alpha matte track on the new color corrected layer and now i'm rolling foreward.

Of course it's more layers in the project but i have 100 shots to roll thru!


Return to posts index


Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:04:44 pm

Use the Scale Composition script that comes with AE- this wil resize the comp with everything in it.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Vishesh Arora
Re: is there a way to cut and paste a mask to fit the same footage of a different scale?
on Nov 27, 2012 at 6:39:03 am

Glad I could help john :)

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]