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Maria Celina Boa NovaAttach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 10, 2014 at 6:47:35 pm

Hey guys. Really need a hand here.
I'm trying to do something like this (at 11 second)

https://vimeo.com/73999574

A map layer is revealed (a believe it's made with mask and alpha matte). But here is the problem: There is 2 crosses attached to the corners of the square (that is revealing the map). How do u think they did this?

I'm using this script Connect_Point_to_Mask_Vertex.jsx (http://www.crgreen.com/aescripts/ie/) - it puts a lot of keyframes in position property of my cross layer, but i wonder if there is a way with no keyframes, maybe some expression... cause i'm not having the proper control of my needs. Maybe i'm missing something.

Thanks for reading.

Maria Celina Boa Nova


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 11, 2014 at 3:53:18 am

I've attached an AEP that contains a composition with a single Shape Layer. The Shape Layer has a matte and four crosshairs. Expression Controls provide functionality and customization options for the crosshairs and the matte.

Here's the AEP's link - 7972_animatedmattewithcrosshaircorners01.aep.zip

HTH
- Roland

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Maria Celina Boa NovaRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 11, 2014 at 5:23:31 pm

Well, thak you! Amazing!

Maria Celina


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19:01 pm

You're most welcome Maria!

Cheers
- Roland

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Maria Celina Boa NovaRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:13:21 pm

Roland, i'm sorry to bother you again.

in fact, the crosshairs are becoming a matte too... i need them to be just white, got it?

Is there a way to do it with your project?

Tks again


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 11, 2014 at 8:22:22 pm

You need two copies - one for the crosshairs and another just for the matte. I had started with the intention of creating an FFX - hence the single layer that I worked on.

Start off by making your position and scale moves. Then duplicate the layer and switch off (or set opacity to zero) the redundant parts. IOW, separate the crosshair and matte by using two layers.

HTH
- Roland

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Maria Celina Boa NovaRe: Attach an object to a corner of a layer
by on Sep 12, 2014 at 1:44:11 pm

Got it. Thanks

Maria Celina


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