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Szabolcs HuszAfter Effects - Masking Layers, need help
by on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:55:13 pm

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a solution for my following problem regarding masking in After Effects with different layers.
So let's say I have 3 different layers (layer X,Y,Z) each of them masked with with layer "A", with TrackMatte AlphaMatte.

The question is, how can I manage to mask layers X,Y,Z with that one single A layer without duplicating layer A in order to mask every X,Y,Z layer individually, and without precomping X,Y,Z, because it is not allowed in situation.

Is there a plugin or script anywhere?
I would really appreciate your help.

Looking forward to your replies,
Szabolcs from Hungary

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Dave LaRondeRe: After Effects - Masking Layers, need help
by on Nov 24, 2009 at 7:27:06 pm

If you don't want to use track mattes, why don't you simply use a mask on each of the three layers?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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