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Adam Haas
Use Expression to Define "Take Matte From Layer" with "Set Matte" Effect
on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:17:35 pm

I have a bunch of shape objects that have text appear within them. The animation is all expression based and I can duplicate them with ease, but I have to change the set matte for each one.

I thought it would be cool if I could do an index+1 like I'm doing with everything else, so I can keep copying and pasting without having to do any additional customization. Is this possible? I noticed that there is no stopwatch for this attribute within the effect.


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Filip Vandueren
Re: Use Expression to Define "Take Matte From Layer" with "Set Matte" Effect
on May 1, 2019 at 12:36:16 pm

Not possible with expressions, they can only act as a calculation in lieu of, or on top of, keyframes.
Non keyframeable parameter -> no expressions ☹

but since you mention they all link to a specific layer right next to it, not all to the same layer, are track mattes not an option ?



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Adam Haas
Re: Use Expression to Define "Take Matte From Layer" with "Set Matte" Effect
on May 3, 2019 at 10:55:33 pm

I want the shape visible and the text animating only within that shape. Not sure if that's something trackmattes can do. I'll play around with it.


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Roei Tzoref
Re: Use Expression to Define "Take Matte From Layer" with "Set Matte" Effect
on Apr 16, 2020 at 8:12:25 am

if you duplicate with Ctrl+D - you won't lose your matte option. copy paste unfortunately resets the matte option to default.

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