Pulling matts on AE lightsabers

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Axien, Sep 17, 2002.

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  1. Axien Jedi Knight

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    Jul 10, 2002
    What to you do to block out part of the beam to make it seem it went behind something?
    Is it the Vector Paint?
  2. JediTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
    star 5
    You simply do not animate that part of the beam.
  3. Axien Jedi Knight

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    Jul 10, 2002
    How can you do that in a solid mask? Am I missing something?
  4. Macho Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
    star 4
    if part if it goes behind someone and you can still see some of it there are two ways, i know of. If you shot on blue screen, drag that layer on top, (there is a transfer mode i can't think of) and it'll go behind.

    If you shot outside, you need to create whats called a subtraction mask, roto the blade normally then create another mask for the same solid, click the swirly, next to the solid's name choose masks>Mask 2 then change the little drop down from add to subtract

    If its completly not seen drag it out of the comp. few for those frames until it's seen again.

    O and make sure you have the little watch clicked, its horrible to think you've rotoed a whole thing and you forgot to have the key frames turned on
  5. Axien Jedi Knight

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    Jul 10, 2002
    Thanks, i'll give that a try. :)
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