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Apr
2014

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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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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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Feb
2014

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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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