The trick to making Intersecting Shapes in After Effects

A quick tutorial for Adobe After Effects.

In this video, I answer a question I see a lot on forums:

“How can you get one shape to cut out bits from another”

Lots of people

it’s a clean look effect which a lot of people think is really complicated involving track mattes, masks and parenting. It’s not. It’s super-easy, barely an inconvenience. Once the intersecting shapes are set up correct, a transfer mode, then I share a simple method to change their colours so that you’re not stuck with black and white.

Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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