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Alexis MousseMake an anim a mask
by on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:27:44 pm

Hello,

So this is a very simple question as I am a beginner on AE.
I have created - with Cinema 4D - a smoke animation. So I have smoke going from the left to the right of the screen.
I want some text layer to appear while the smoke is going on.
So I guess I have to duplicate the smoke layer in AE and then make it a mask !!?
I just don't know how to do this :)

Any help would be great !

Thanks !
Sideo


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Kevin CampRe: Make an anim a mask
by on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:01:23 pm

you might be able to use the smoke footage as a track matte for the text layer. see this section of the manual for more on track mattes:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

but you may also just be able to use the linear wipe effect (effects>transitions) and keyframe the wipe transition to time with the smoke movement.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Alexis MousseRe: Make an anim a mask
by on Jan 5, 2011 at 9:06:34 am

Thanks very much ! I'll try this right away!

Sideo


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