I am doing a kinetic typography project for for set to a certain song.
At one point I want two words to be displayed with simple text movement and once those two words are in place I would like an image to rise from behind them to be on top of them(not in 3d sapce but standard 2D). Since text is transparent you can see the image behind the text before the image is set to move.
I tried creating a mask around the image which does mask it out but when I move the image up the mask moves with the image, thus keeping the image masked. I thought maybe a null object with a mask would be needed but I cannot get to see to get it work. I feel this should be easy but I just do not have the skills to put the peices together...any ideas.
If this even makes sense?
Simple: make a rectangular (probably) shape layer and use it as a track matte for the layer in question. You have your choice of either animating the onto the track matte, or off of it.... it all depends on whether you use an Alpha or Alpha Inverted matte.
And the layer in question, obviously, has to be the layer BELOW the track matte in the timeline.
Got it. Thanks! I did not know you could animate the mask but that masks sense. I used trkmatte to give the image texture...so I was right there. I had to precompose the image and texture first then I applied the trkmat! Thank you so much!