I am trying to complete a project in AE and cannot. I'm trying to animate a vacuum that removes different parts of carpet as it passes over it. It needs to reveal the layer underneath it. I cannot figure out how to accomplish this easily. Any suggestions?
It is all imported from photoshop. No green screen and nothing fancy...It is as if you are looking down at the carpet from the ceiling and watching the vacuum cleaner on the rug. AS it makes a pass, it reveals the layer underneath it which happens to be my name. I've faked it by creating a different layer mask for frame of the animation and synching it with the movement of the vacuum, but there has to be an easier way. Perhaps maybe a gradient mask, but I do not know how to do that. Hope that clarifies my original post!