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Rich Campcopy rotobrush selection to another layer
by on Oct 7, 2010 at 4:10:50 am

I have a comp that I brought in via XML from FCP and it references the full video file. I wanted to render the footage in FCP as a different type of file to use in AE but I don't want to lose all my work with the rotobrush. Is there a way, maybe keep timecode and reference in AE, to copy or move the rotobrush selection to the new footage? Thanks


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Dave LaRondeRe: copy rotobrush selection to another layer
by on Oct 7, 2010 at 3:09:00 pm

[Rich Camp] "Is there a way, maybe keep timecode and reference in AE, to copy or move the rotobrush selection to the new footage?"

As far as I know, the answer to both parts is no. However, you CAN use your rotobrush layer as a track matte for the new footage, creating the transparency you wish.

Unless there's a REALLY good reason for doing what you seek, I'd just do the whole shot in AE -- both foreground and background -- and just render out the completed shot in the codec of your FCP edit timeline.

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


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