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Apr
2014

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Reviews

By Tony LaTorre

After Effects Plugin Review: Un-Precompose

On 30, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Plugins, Reviews | By Tony LaTorre

We all know about pre­com­pos­ing, it’s one of the most use­ful tools in After Effects. But have you ever had the need to do the reverse, to un-precompose a com­po­si­tion in your time­line, bring­ing the lay­ers it con­tains into your cur­rent comp?
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16

Mar
2014

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In After Effects
Software

By Tony LaTorre

My Favorite Mask Colors

On 16, Mar 2014 | One Comment | In After Effects, Software | By Tony LaTorre

Choos­ing the right mask col­ors in Adobe After Effects is really impor­tant if you do lots of roto­scop­ing, or stroking paths, or any­thing involv­ing a lot of mask work. A mask whose ver­tices and han­dles get lost among the com­plex­ity of an image causes mis-clicks which is a huge time waster. And masks that are all the same or of sim­i­lar col­ors make it hard to select the right one, espe­cially if you’re select­ing it in the time­line where a mask is divorced from its shape.

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17

Feb
2014

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Scripts
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By Tony LaTorre

After Effects Script Review: CopyMask2Layer

On 17, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In After Effects, Reviews, Scripts, Software | By Tony LaTorre

A lot of After Effects scripts are pretty mun­dane, but that’s ok. They improve sim­ple things you do a thou­sand times a day but because of that they can make a big dif­fer­ence. They’re not eas­ily mar­ketable dif­fer­ences, which I sus­pect is why their func­tion­al­ity has not been included in After Effects, but they fill crit­i­cal holes in the software.

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