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Arnold Foote
Tracking masks
on May 15, 2010 at 5:45:33 pm

Dear All,

I know very well how to apply a motion tracker to an image or graphic... but does anyone know if it can be applied to a mask?


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Bartek Skorupa
Re: Tracking masks
on May 15, 2010 at 9:57:59 pm

No, because it is simply impossible, but as always in After Effects - there are ways around this:
Add a solid above the layer you want to mask.
Create the mask on that solid instead of on the layer itself.
Set the "Track Matte" of the layer to "Alpha Matte"
Apply the track to the solid with mask.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland

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Ben Heusner Brownlee
Re: Tracking masks
on May 17, 2010 at 5:04:54 am

Take a look at the TrackerViz script and Tracker2Mask


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