Masking problems in AE
by Bur Ci on Jul 12, 2014 at 2:36:50 am
Perhaps I just really am having a hrad time understading basic AE tricks or something is wrong with my software but I am having a real hard time with a mask that I want to do and just really annoyed at this point trying to solve it.
Well as you see, I have a TV and I want to superimpose channel noise on it by using a mask. I've put the noise video clip above my TV file and started to use the pen on the TV file. Here is where I run into issues.
1. When I try to use the pen tool, I try to add points but I'm use to adding points in Illustartor a ceratin way. When I try to add points in After Effects, I can only creat point one and two and nothing beyond that. If I try to add a point it will be created on the a line i've created.
2. I am not sure how but I did create a third point and able to close the path/mask. However, once I select the alpha matte option I do not get the mask with in the path I have made-in fact not at all.
can someone lend a hand I am just all out of patience. Thanks in advance
"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.