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AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency

AE Quick Tips #1: Preserve Transparency
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CreativeCOW presents AE Quick Tips #1: Preserve Transparency--Video Training by Aharon Rabinowitz

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In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you an often-missed feature in AE that can help you when trying to create transparency in an image by using the layers below as the source of that transparency.





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Comments

Re: AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency
by DR Greenlaw
Thank you for creating this video! I was completely unaware of this feature till I saw this post and it was a lifesaver today.

I was fretting over a problem where I had to combine several luma and alpha mattes layers to punch a hold in a BG but I couldn't precomp the layers because each layer had it's own null parenting structure and animation. Preserve Transparency solved my problem simply and cleanly!

--
Greenlaw
Artist/Parter | Little Green Dog - http://www.littlegreendog.com
Digital Animator | Dreamworks Animation Television
AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency
by Gabe moftis
good stuff, thanks grover.
AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency
by Aharon Rabinowitz
among other gigs I had there, I actually worked in the video games department for half a year, and we had to create scratch tracks until the actual actors could record the final stuff - I do a pretty mean Kermit/Ernie too. Oh - and Elmo, but I'm so sick of that red thing, that I'm thanking heaven that I can ignore him for another 2 years when my (as of yet unborn) child starts to watch it.
AE Quick Tips #2: Preserve Transparency
by Grant Swanson
I remember reading in your portfolio that you did some work on Sesame Street, but I always assumed it had something to do with post production. Interesting...lol


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