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Postby Vanity » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:19 pm

Hi guys i wanted to know if anyone knows how to hollow lines. Because im making a amv and i want to put like a Track matte under my audio spectrum effect in my video. Just like Seirra Lorna's video. I asked her but she sayz she doesn't quite remember and i wanted to know if anyone else could help me. If you don't understand what effect im talking about herez seirra lorna's video.

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The video to Seirra Lorna's Mep track:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDNZt9vN58c

The effect starts: 00:14/01:05 and it's see through blue under the audio spectrum.

Please someone help me =D.

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Postby Zarxrax » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:56 pm

Look up track matte in the help file.

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Postby Vanity » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:11 pm

it has no info on track matte.

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Postby Zarxrax » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:38 am

Of course it does. Straight from the help file:
Convert a layer into a track matte
Drag the layer that will be the track matte directly above the layer that will be the fill layer.
Define transparency for the track matte by choosing one of the following options from the TrkMat menu for the fill layer:
No Track Matte No transparency created; next layer above acts as a normal layer.

Alpha Matte Opaque when alpha channel pixel value is 100%.

Alpha Inverted Matte Opaque when alpha channel pixel value is 0%.

Luma Matte Opaque when a pixel’s luminance value is 100%.

Luma Inverted Matte Opaque when a pixel’s luminance value is 0%.

After Effects converts the next layer above into a track matte, turns off the video of the track matte layer, and adds a track matte icon next to the track matte layer’s name in the Timeline panel. The Composition panel displays the fill layer viewed through the alpha channel of the matte layer.

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Postby Vanity » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:00 am

yea sorry i figured out the track matte...but i dont how to make see through linez
can anyone tell me where i could start or do.

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Postby Zarxrax » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:34 am

One of the track matte types should do it.

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Postby Vanity » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:55 pm

but im not sure where to start to do that.

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Postby Sierra Lorna » Sat May 10, 2008 4:00 pm

I took a look at the AE file and found out I used the Grid effect. It lets you make just lines horizontally or vertically when you change the Anchor and Corner positions, instead of it being a grid. Then I used an Adjustment Layer to create the blueish and blurry effect, using the grid as an Inverted track matte.
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Postby Vanity » Sat May 10, 2008 8:35 pm

awsome thank you seirra i was actually trying out that grid effect..kinda funny huh.

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Postby Vanity » Sat May 10, 2008 8:49 pm

sorry to ask seirra but one more question...im kinda confused on how to make it blue and glowy with a adjustment layer.

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Postby Vanity » Sat May 10, 2008 8:56 pm

never mind i found everything out...and thxz alot seirra.


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