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Ryan BobHow would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 9:49:35 pm

I have this footage and I want to make it look like the plane is actually flying in the air. There are a few windows and a windshield that I want to put a sky and clouds behind. (I have footage of the clouds).

Question is, how would I put it behind only those areas? I masked the windows out, but I'm not sure how to get the clouds to go behind only the windows.

Any help would be appreciated.

https://i.imgur.com/fb8Nfjf.jpg

Thanks!


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Greg GeschRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:36:38 pm

Hi Ryan, put the cloud layer underneath the masked layer - the masked areas let the clouds be seen through the top layer.


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Ryan BobRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:45:33 pm

Hi,

When I do that, the clouds simply go under the airplane layer and isn't visible.

Here's a video of my timeline.







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Ryan BobRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:44:01 pm

Here's a short video showing my timeline if it helps.







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Dave LaRondeRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:57:28 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:00:57 pm

Put your clouds layer in the comp. Put your masked airplane interior on the layer above the clouds.


I just saw the video of your problem. Change the mask modes from Add to Subtract.

And plan on spending a good deal of quality time here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/tutorials.html

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


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Ryan BobRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:03:22 pm

Thanks everyone.

Also, these chat bubbles are overlapping the masks. Any ideas on how to fix that?

http://i.imgur.com/Yqvf1jn.jpg


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Walter SoykaRe: How would I put clouds behind certain areas of my footage?
by on Dec 22, 2016 at 1:53:36 am

[Ryan Bob] "Also, these chat bubbles are overlapping the masks. Any ideas on how to fix that?"

In After Effects, 2D layers are drawn from the bottom up. Each layer from the bottom up can blend with or cover up all the layers beneath it. The top-most layer (numbered 1) will appear above everything else.

If you want the chat bubbles to appear over the view through the windows, move the windows down beneath the chat bubbles.

If you don't have the chat bubbles on a separate layer, you need to either rotoscope [link] the chat bubbles, or figure out another way to isolate the windows: keying [link].

Like Dave said, you will probably want to go through these:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/tutorials.html

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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