5 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2011 12:17 AM by Patrick Borkowicz

    After Effects .png sequence mask feather

    Patrick Borkowicz

      Forgive me if this question is in the wrong place, I am new to this forum.

       

      I have a .png sequence in AE (animation comprised of png files as frames). I use this format since the built in alpha channel/mask/transparency allows me to create composite images with blurred background/foregrounds (mimicking depth of field).

       

      Basically the edges are too 'crisp' and I would like to feather them. I am used to working with masks but I havn't used the .png format for animation until now.

      If I were in Photoshop I would simply select the layers pixels, create mask, feather the edge and voila. But I can't seem to access this png mask in after effects. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks!