After Effects Tutorial

Advanced Matte with Set Matte Effect in After Effects

Set Matte Versus Track Matte

Set-Matte is a more versatile and “advanced” way to get the most out of working with mattes.

Mike Ridolfi from Mobox Graphics shows you how to use the built in Set-Matte effect inside After Effects to set mattes for multiple layers without relying on track mattes.  This makes for a slimmer project file when working with multiple mattes. He discusses the different types of mattes too; such as alpha matte, alpha inverted matte, luma matte, and luma inverted matte.

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Found via Lesterbanks.  Thanks for sharing.

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