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Tom Small
Primatte Keyer problem in AE CS6
on Jun 2, 2013 at 6:23:29 pm

It's happened over and over again. It first started when I would move a layer in my timeline, and all of a sudden my greenscreen layer turned purple. So I apple+z'd it and got my key back. Then I would reorder effects on the GS layer and lost my key again. Hit Undo and it was back. What a pain.

Now I go to export a test and it turns purple the minute I hit render!! I cancelled the export and go back into my comp and the rug is purple again. PLEASE HELP!!! DEADLINE MONDAY AND I'M STARTING TO GET FREAKED OUT!

Tom


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Primatte Keyer problem in AE CS6
on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:38:55 pm

Do you get the same result with Keylight?

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Tom Small
Re: Primatte Keyer problem in AE CS6
on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:53:48 pm

Thanks for the response man. Keylight doesn't glitch like this, but I'm getting a much better key out of primatte in this instance and would just like it to work right.

I'm getting it to work occasionally, it's just a PITA. I have to redo the key every now and then and most of the time it's staying. It's odd to me, because normally I can search the web and find others having the same issue when I have a problem, but not in this instance. I posted on redgiants forum hopefully they'll take a look at it.

Thanks again.

Tom


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Primatte Keyer problem in AE CS6
on Jun 2, 2013 at 9:53:00 pm

It's a weird issue- never heard of something like that. If you find an answer post it here so others can benefit from it.
In the mean time here are a couple of pointers for Keylight:
Use the Intermediate result for less noise
Apply a Matte Choker to refine edge
Use AE's own spill suppressor

This usually does the trick for me.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Tom Small
Re: Primatte Keyer problem in AE CS6
on Jun 2, 2013 at 10:39:58 pm

Thanks for the tips- I'll try out AE's spill suppressor... I've gotten pretty good at many settings in key light but I'll try it with just the one's you suggested and see how that works. I love primatte's Auto compute, it's pretty spot on sometimes...

I'll be sure to post if I figure out the problem.

Tom


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