26 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2015 10:05 PM by timdan

    Painting on Foreground in After Effects

    timdan Level 1

      I'm trying to use the Write On effect to create a transition for a font - as though it were being written on. I've created a solid to act as a track mask above the text layer. I can paint on it, but I cannot see the text layer in the background so I have no idea how to "trace" the font. How can I view other layers under the solid on which I am painting? This should be a very simple and much used feature. I really hope I'm just missing something here.

       

      Thanks for the help!