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Zujiry SchawarmaAfter Effects - How to ignore the order of the layers?
by on Mar 2, 2013 at 2:17:31 pm

Heyho Creative Cow Community,

I'm pretty much a noob in After Effects so I'm just asking a simple question.
The context:
I have a clip of Clouds and Ocean, nearly halfing the clip, and my goal is to mirror a text. So the text should move from "behind" the ocean above the whole clip.
Si i drew a mask over the Ocean positioned the text behind it and let it move higher.
Thats how far i come. But because of the order I cant do the same with the mirrored text, as the text cant shine through the ocean.

Greetings


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Zujiry SchawarmaRe: After Effects - How to ignore the order of the layers?
by on Mar 2, 2013 at 5:13:16 pm

Sorry its a bit confusing.
So if i mask the ocean (bottom half) and put it in the order above the text which moves from behind it higher, the text can just be seen if its above the ocean. Like a sunrise.
But if i mask the cloudes and want to do the same with the mirrored text i can see nothing of the text although the clip is going on.


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Dave LaRondeRe: After Effects - How to ignore the order of the layers?
by on Mar 2, 2013 at 6:13:58 pm

Have you looked any tutorials on mirror text?

Go back to the old ones on videocopilot.com. Ang google this: getting started with adobe after effects. lots of good stuff for the newcomer.

You CAN NOT expect success with AE unless you know the basics. You blow them off at your peril. No kidding. The google search above will reveal all the pitfalls you can encounter.

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


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Zujiry SchawarmaRe: After Effects - How to ignore the order of the layers?
by on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:00:51 pm

Well thank you, that'll help me out.


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