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Tor Westerlund
Good method for Keying in AE
on Oct 27, 2012 at 12:45:38 pm

Hello people!

Me and my girlfriend made a short video for a competition yesterday with some stop motion elements.
In this video we wanted to add flames that we made from cutout paper, you might not see it to well thanks to the low quality video but since we didn't have either green or bluescreen we just used a white paper and the edges are all fuzzy.

Just wanted to ask if there's any preferd method in AE when keying against something thats not chromakeyblue or chromakeygreen.
Anyone has any good tutorial or smart workflow for this process?

Thanks and happy halloween! :)

Heres the video btw

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Vishesh Arora
Re: Good method for Keying in AE
on Oct 27, 2012 at 7:30:39 pm


This has been discussed earlier. There are many ways to remove white bg.

You can read this discussion:

It will help a lot.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra


Demo Reel(3D):

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John Cuevas
Re: Good method for Keying in AE
on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:34:09 am

You can also try the Luma Key effect. Set it to "Key Out Brighter" and adjust the parameters(mainly threshold start it out at 255 and start going down) and see if you can get a decent key.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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