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.