Believe it or not...you cant invert it and you cant soften it!
Someone will advise you to make a Feature Request I am sure.
Meantime..pop into AEFX to do what you want maybe.
BTW - what are the tracking markers doing inside the garbage matte ? Would a 16 point GM help?
Thanks for the quick response. Seems like an easy request. But then again, I'm not a coder, so of course it sounds easy. I will put one in for sure.
Haven't done any dynamic links yet. Will give it a try.
The tracking markers are on the green screen. I wanted to just put a garbage matte after the ultra keyer to rid them. Not much tracking needed, more of a safety net on the set I guess.
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I would GM the marks before the Key if they are not required.
I also would most likey go to AEFX ..fix the shot and then come back with an intermediate instead of Dynamically Linking
Intermediate from AEFX can be either composited or as keyed clip with alpha.
Ok. Good advice. Thanks.
If you want to invert a Garbage Matte add the Alpha Adjust effect and set it to Invert Alpha.
If you want to soften a Garbage Matte, drop it on a white Color Matte, add a Blur for feather and use the Color Matte as a Track Matte.
But file a feature request anyway.
Love the first tip Ann... but the second...thats also o.k but a major hoo ha to do when it should be so simple (like AEFX)
The third tip ( file a feature request) ...is that a pig I see flying by?
Thanks for the tips. I will give the alpha adjust tip a run. Let u know how it works.
Yes i know all off those workarounds should not be nessecary. All those features should be in the effect.
But if one does not own AE you still can get the job done.
In Adobe CC for a "Garbage Matte Invert"
1 - Use the Difference Matte effect
2 - Set View to Final Output
3 - Set Difference Layer to the working layer you wish to apply the mask
4 - Use one of the 3 mask tools and select the area you dont want.
5 - Adjust included settings to fine tune your selection and Voila !