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Dave Chavinsky
Losing the alpha channel, when using dynamic link to bring a text layer into after effects
on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:24:14 pm

Hello,

I have a text layer in a premiere project, which I'd like to animate using the "Stretch in each line" effect, found in AE, but not premiere. When I, replace with AE comp, my text layer turns into a solid black square, with no visable text. It should be transparent.

The easiest fix is to just delete that text layer within after effects, and make another one, but I want to know what the problem is, so I understand what's going on..

Thanks!! screenshots below:

Premiere (before dynamic link) view:


Premiere (After DL):


AE (After DL):


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Losing the alpha channel, when using dynamic link to bring a text layer into after effects
on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:31:14 pm

The "problem" is that After Effects doesn't recognize Titles created in Premiere.
Thus, any Titles you create in Premiere will just import into AE as black solids.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Losing the alpha channel, when using dynamic link to bring a text layer into after effects
on Jul 8, 2016 at 4:32:12 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Jul 8, 2016 at 4:39:37 pm

And the reason why AE can't see text from PP lies in the fact that neither AE nor PP were originally Adobe products. Adobe bought them. They were created by two different software companies, with two different ways of doing things... and guess what? They are rarely compatible with each other.

The fact that AE & PP work together AT ALL is a pretty neat trick on Adobe's part.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: Losing the alpha channel, when using dynamic link to bring a text layer into after effects
on Jul 8, 2016 at 6:21:35 pm

Ae started with CoSA and was briefly owned by Aldus, but has been Adobe since 3.0 in 1995. Premiere is all Adobe -- always has been -- and it even supports many Ae plugins.

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