ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

How can I darken part of a layer as it animates?

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Eric Olson
How can I darken part of a layer as it animates?
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:40:25 pm

I'm trying to do sort of a tricky effect. I have a shape layer that I'm animating into another shape by distorting the path.

I need a portion of the layer a slightly different shade than the other half. But when the shape layer animates I need the distorted parts to have the same dark shade.

I'm guessing that there's some way to put a colored layer over the shape layer so that it only shows where the shape layers alpha is visible, but I can't figure this out.

Hope this makes sense. It's kind of hard to explain....

Thanks,

Eric


Return to posts index

Michael Szalapski
Re: How can I darken part of a layer as it animates?
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:48:59 pm

For one thing, Track Mattes come to mind.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.


Return to posts index

Eric Olson
Re: How can I darken part of a layer as it animates?
on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:47:28 pm

Figured it out:

channel>set matte effect


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]