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Jurjen Versteeg
Fill layer with layer
on Jan 17, 2014 at 2:46:25 pm

Hi there,

I want to to do a fairly simple thing, but can't seem to find the right solution.

I want to give 20 layers in my composition a fill of another layer.
Sort of the "texturize" effect, but without the lighting options.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

I don't want to Luma/Alpha matte every layer, because I need to do a ton of them ;)


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Fill layer with layer
on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:01:37 pm

Place the Fill layer at the top of your Timeline layer stack and switch on its Preserve Underlying Transparency switch - it's the T switch in the Modes section of the Timeline.

HTH
RoRK

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Philip Bowser
Re: Fill layer with layer
on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:01:41 pm

Wow! I've never used this feature before! This is great. Thanks Roland.

Philip. Bowser


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Fill layer with layer
on Jan 18, 2014 at 1:09:24 am

It's quite useful for other uses well since the top layer only appears when there are non-transparent pixels on underlying layers.

Cheers
RoRK
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Jurjen Versteeg
Re: Fill layer with layer
on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:24:08 pm

Hi Roland,

Thanks! Great function, but it does not quite what I'm looking for.

I want to texture to be on the layer itself. So when I rotate and position the layer, the texture should stick to it.

Any ideas? Thanks!


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Fill layer with layer
on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:58:39 am

Sounds like you need to parent the texture to the layer. Since there is more than one layer with the alpha channel, you can't use the method I proposed. I suggest that you look into using a regular Track Matte or the Set Matte effect, together with a parenting structure.

HTH
RoRK
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