4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2008 2:13 AM by Mylenium



      When i import a Photoshop File with a transparent background into Final Cut Pro It keeps the transparency so that i can can place layers over eachother as shown in this screenshot http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/Gully_89/Picture4-3.png

      However when i do this in Adobe after effects, It does not recognise the transparency and creates a black layer where you should be able to see the lower layer (the cars) as shown in this screenshot http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j33/Gully_89/Picture5-2.png

      Is there a box in after effects i'm not ticking or something?

      Thanks very much, Gully
        • 1. Re: Transparency
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          Well, you didn't render your movie with Alpha it would seem. To do so, enable the Millions+ option in the output module settings and choose a CoDec that supports Alpha channels, which are Apple Uncompressed, proRes, Animation, PNG and a few others. and please, put your questions in the right forums next time. The expressions forum is not that frequented and you could have waited for days for an answer at your own peril. ;-)

          • 2. Re: Transparency
            Level 1
            sorry, which forum would this go in then?

            brilliant answer, very informative. thank you very much :)

            what is the output module? it worked in the end using quicktime movie (as long as i selected output RGB + Alpha) is quicktime the right thing to be using?

            Thanks very much
            • 3. Re: Transparency
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8
              > sorry, which forum would this go in then?

              I just moved this thread to the main After Effects forum.
              • 4. Re: Transparency
                Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
                Yes, sounds like you got it sorted out. I recommend that as soon as you have a few minutes time you read thru the AE help. Those basic procedures are all explained there.