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Mary Waitrovich
text animation preset as a mask
on Apr 11, 2005 at 6:28:31 pm

Hi,
I'm new to this forum and to AE. I love the new text animation presets in 6.5. I want to use "Animate In - Stretch in each line" and I want the text to act as a mask with a motion graphics clip showing through the text. The rest of the background should remain transparent. Is it possible to use text as a mask after the animation presets are applied? I would appreciate any help getting started with this.

Mary Waitrovich
UW-Madison


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Steve Roberts
Re: text animation preset as a mask
on Apr 11, 2005 at 6:31:36 pm

Search the AE help for "track matte".

Basically, you place the text layer over the footage layer, then set the TrkMat button for the footage layer to "alpha matte".

Steve


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Mary Waitrovich
Re: text animation preset as a mask
on Apr 11, 2005 at 7:34:44 pm

Thank you so much. I thought I had to turn the text track into a mask and that wasn't working at all. Your directions worked perfectly.


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