.MGRT created on AE with an Adjustment LayerPosted by Diogo Mendes-pinto on January 23, 2024 at 12:32 pm
I’m building a .mgrt on AE that relies on an adjustment layer, but premiere can’t read the adjustment layer inside the .mgrt.
It’s something like a magnifying glass with a custom shape based on the adjustment layer custom mask controlled by Nulls.
I tried exporting the .mgrt with an image with all of the necessary effects as a placeholder and replacing it with a Pr adjustment layer but it din’t work.
Does anyone know of a workaround to make it work? Or maybe another way to do it?
January 23, 2024 at 1:07 pm
Just trying to understand what you’re trying to do – if I understand right, you’re trying to use an adjustment layer in the replaceable media part of a MOGRT?
As far as I know, you can’t do this, and also not sure if would do anything if you could? An adjustment layer has no output on it’s own – on a timeline it will affect layers beneath it but on it’s own it does nothing.
If you want to do this, you want to precompose / nest the timeline and then drag the timeline into the MOGRT as the media to use. Can’t remember if this is possible, but if not you’ll need to export the timeline as a video and then use the video as the replaceable media.
January 23, 2024 at 1:12 pm
Tom’s right, Ae Adjustment Layers are ignored when they are part of an AeMoGRT.
January 23, 2024 at 1:15 pm
What I’m trying to do is use that .mgrt to scale the video on the layer underneath as an adjustment layer usually does.
By exporting the .mgrt with the adjustment layer it didn’t work so I used the Replacement Media feature to replace the media with all of the effects/transformation animations with an adjustment layer on Pr which also didn’t work.
I attached a video showing the animation as I just noticed another button where to attach a file 😑
January 23, 2024 at 1:18 pm
Yes Roland, that’s why I changed my approach by putting an image inside a pre-comp so that I could the replace it with an adjustment layer on Pr that could kept the same effects/transform animations but with no luck 😔
January 23, 2024 at 2:03 pm
A mogrt can’t interact with anything else on your timeline so it won’t work as an adjustment layer like you found out 🙂
However, using the replaceable media function should work ok if it’s setup right – sounds like it’s still not working for you?
Do you want to share your mogrt with me or attach it here? Happy to take a look at it, sometimes that’s a bit quicker then trying to understand from screenshots. Otherwise, just give a brief step by step of what you’re doing and what’s going wrong vs what you expected?
As I understand so far, you’ve created a mogrt that uses replaceable media and animates it in your magnifying effect, but when you replace the media in Premiere Pro, it doesn’t work? Can you give us a bit more detail to help us understand what doesn’t work?
January 24, 2024 at 11:03 am
2 things stand out straight away.
Firstly, the precomp that holds the replaceable media is at the bottom of your comp. This is fine, but you also have “adjustment layer” turned on (the half filled circle). Adjustment layers affect layers beneath them and as there are no layers beneath this layer, this just hides the layer.
Secondly, you have a red matte on layer 14. This covers the comp when it is visible, and hides everything beneath it including the replaceable media.
When I hide the color matte and then turn adjustment layer off on the bottom layer, everything seems to work as it should – the layer gets transformed within the mask very nicely.
I am wondering if you’ve got mixed up on the layer order? The top layer is at the front of the comp, and then as you go down the list, the layers are stacked behind the previous layer, so the bottom layer is at the back of the comp.
January 24, 2024 at 11:26 am
Tom, first I want to thank you very much for your help, but I don’t think we’re on the same page.
That pre-comp that holds the replaceable media is supposed to be an adjustment layer and that matte is there to make the adjustment layer only affect the layer beneath inside that matte area (inside blue stroke).
If you add an image/video beneath it all you’ll see how the animation works.
I only left the adjustment layer toggle on for you to see how it all works. When exporting the MOGRT I’ll toggle it off so that it only works as a normal replaceable media placeholder, where in Pr you’ll replace with an adjustment layer (which I thought it would do the trick – but not).
I don’t mean to sound rude but I work with AE for over 10 years so I know how layer order works.
If you export the MOGRT (with the adjustment layer toggle off) you’ll see that nothing happens on Pr, even if you replace the media on Pr with an adjustment layer, although the effects on that replacement media layer do carrie over to Pr on the MOGRT.
Please let me know if you find a solution for this but I’m starting to think there’s no way to do what I need for now.
Thank you again!