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  • New to AE: Painting out a microphone.

  • Michael J.A.

    April 19, 2005 at 5:30 am

    ‘Ello,
    I have a 30 second shot where this guy’s lav mic is clearly visable on his collar and necktie. I am trying to open a new layer and paint [clonestamp, really] on that layer so I can add a blur to only the cloned mic shape later. Painting directly on the clip was giving me a very noticable flicker at the edge of his collar because I cannot realistically clone the exact same pixels where the black cable goes into shadow beneath his collar.
    Anyway, my problem is that I cannot figure out how to even open a new layer that I am then able to paint on while still seeing the shot of this dude beneath it. Can anyone help me out please?
    Michael J.A.

  • Michael J.A.

    April 19, 2005 at 5:52 am

    I forgot to mention that I do not have pro; I’m working in AE 6.5

  • Filip Vandueren

    April 19, 2005 at 2:32 pm

    Of course, the thing is you can only paint in the footage windown, not in the actual composition, so you can’t see the other layer.

    See if this work-around fits you:

    • duplicate your video layer, and start cloning on that, remember to set the clone-source to the original videolayer, not the copied one you’re working on.
    • When you’re done, look at the effect-controls of the layer and enable ‘paint on transparant’. (it’s the only option actually)

    That should give you a layer with just the clone-strokes, but you saw the original while working on it.

    hope that helps,

    Filip

  • Filip Vandueren

    April 19, 2005 at 2:33 pm

    Of course, the thing is you can only paint in the footage windown, not in the actual composition, so you can’t see the other layer.

    See if this work-around fits you:

    • duplicate your video layer, and start cloning on that, remember to set the clone-source to the original videolayer, not the copied one you’re working on.
    • When you’re done, look at the effect-controls of the layer and enable ‘paint on transparant’. (it’s the only option actually)

    That should give you a layer with just the clone-strokes, but you saw the original while working on it.

    hope that helps,

    Filip

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