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Dawud Alioverlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:52:27 pm

hi guys

i need some advice regarding overlapping opacity layers.

scenario:
i have about 3-4 'overlapping' black layers which i want to fade in from mid opacity to nearly full opacity e.g start at 60% then finish at 93%. AND i want them to seem as if they are one image

Problem:
the areas were the different layers overlap they appear darker which makes sense when working with opacity BUT i want to make them appear seeming-less even in those overlapping areas
please if possible and any useful online tutorial explanation

tnaks in advance :[


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Dave LaRondeRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:55:47 pm

[Dawud Ali] "the areas were the different layers overlap they appear darker which makes sense when working with opacity BUT i want to make them appear seeming-less even in those overlapping areas "

Simply mask out the overlapping area on one of the solids.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Dawud AliRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 8, 2010 at 11:13:32 pm

doh!wow urber fast response tahnks

i forgot to mention they are moving layers so is there a better way on cs5 when working with complex shapes and movement, were i could tell Ae i want you to see these as the same object and tell it to ignore overlapping areas??


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Dave LaRondeRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 9, 2010 at 12:13:34 am

Animate the solids' movement BEFORE animating the opacity. Make sure it's right. Is it right? Fore sure? Really? Okay, proceed to the next step.

Duplicate the layers. You will want to use the first solid appearing as a track matte for the NEXT layer to appear. Once that's done, you can then animate the opacity and it should work as you want.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Dawud AliRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 9, 2010 at 1:05:20 am

ok i need look up track matting now tnks


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Michael SzalapskiRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 9, 2010 at 4:00:40 pm

Track matte info here.
Alternatively you could precomp your black solids and do the opacity change on the precomp.

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Dawud AliRe: overlapping opacity layers yikes
by on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:05:25 pm

track matte worked but that would be much simple
:) tnks


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