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After Effects Tutorial

In Depth: Fast and Easy Garbage Mattes in After Effects

I did a video over at Toolfarm that explained a simple technique to create super quick garbage mattes in After Effects.

Continuing with the series on keying, I decided to make this segment a video segment. All you need is After Effects for this one. Older version such as AE CS6 or even AE CS3 will work just fine.

Before you watch the video, here are a couple notes… in other words, stuff I forgot to mention in the video!

  1. You will still need to use a mask to remove equipment, the edges of your greenscreen or other stuff from your shot.
  2. This technique should work on most greenscreen footage but if it’s really poorly lit or shot greenscreen, best of luck to you. There are no guarantees!

Other articles in this series on Greenscreen:

This video was captured with Telestream ScreenFlow.

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After Effects CINEMA 4D FCP X Plug-ins

The Annual Toolfarm Top Ten Plug-in Awards Ends Thursday! – Take the Survey! More Prizes!

We are compiling a definitive Top 10 list from our customers who are Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Apple Final Cut Pro users. What are your favorite plug-ins? We’ve been expanding our CINEMA 4D product selection and are happy to now include CINEMA 4D Top Ten List.

Take the Toolfarm Top Ten Survey Now!

*Note* If you are experiencing any trouble with the survey, please make sure your browser is up to date.

Survey closes on November 15th 2012. Good Luck!

Last year’s Top Ten Results – Top Ten of 2011 in Order:

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Adobe After Effects Plug-ins:

Final Cut Pro Plug-ins:

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After Effects CINEMA 4D FCP X Plug-ins

The Annual Toolfarm Top Ten Plug-in Awards Ends Thursday! – Take the Survey! More Prizes!

We are compiling a definitive Top 10 list from our customers who are Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Apple Final Cut Pro users. What are your favorite plug-ins? We’ve been expanding our CINEMA 4D product selection and are happy to now include CINEMA 4D Top Ten List.

Take the Toolfarm Top Ten Survey Now!

*Note* If you are experiencing any trouble with the survey, please make sure your browser is up to date.

Survey closes on November 15th 2012. Good Luck!

Last year’s Top Ten Results – Top Ten of 2011 in Order:

Trapcode Particular

Adobe After Effects Plug-ins:

Final Cut Pro Plug-ins:

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After Effects Tutorial

Motion tracking with Mocha

Flomotion shows you how to use Mocha to blend in your green screen footage with a moving background plate. He also throws in  touch of Keylight, motion blur and lens blur.