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Charles BurrowsSimple Shape Transition That Hides All Layers Underneath
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 8:04:55 pm

I am working on a project that has three layers in it, one layer contains an image, one layer contains green screen footage that is duplicated and alpha keyed.

What I have been trying to figure out, is how to take a rectangle shape layer that is the height of my composition, place it at the top most layer, animate it from left to right, and let it hide all layers underneath it as it passes.

I have been trying at this for about an hour now, seems so simple but I can't figure it out.

Layer order would be:
1:Shape Layer
2:Image
3:Green Screen Footage (Keyed & Used For Luma Matte on Layer 4)
4:Green Screen Footage (Revealed By Layer 3)


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Dave LaRondeRe: Simple Shape Transition That Hides All Layers Underneath
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 8:45:20 pm

Precomp that rectangle animation. Use the precomp in conjunction with the Set Matte effect, applied to all the other layers. I've never done it under this particular set of circumstances, but it ought to work.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rob EdwardsRe: Simple Shape Transition That Hides All Layers Underneath
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 8:56:49 pm

Another option is to set your top shape layer's blend mode to Stencil Alpha.


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Charles BurrowsRe: Simple Shape Transition That Hides All Layers Underneath
by on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:22:01 pm

Oh that was so simple, wow. Thanks for your help!


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