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Adobe After Effects: Fun with Track Mattes: Dissolving out a Grid, Row by Row

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Track or Travel Matte

Learning to use track mattes can be a valuable weapon in your After Effects arsenal.† They’re extremely versatile, and knowing how to use them can save you the time and expense of researching and buying yet another plug-in. A Creative Cow visitor wrote, “I want to do a grid of small boxes that dissolve one row at a time, from bottom to top. What would be the fastest way to it?”† A perfect opportunity to use track mattes! In this article, Dave LaRonde demonstrates the technique step by step.


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