So I've got a problem. I've made a new composition with an animation, call that comp1. I've used a black solid with the video copilot plugin Saber. I animated some stuff on top of that solid. To make sure everything looks right in comp1 I've used blending mode 'Add' for the solid layer with the Saber effect. Now the problem arises when I put comp1 into comp2, over a video file. No matter the blending mode, it never blends right. I get a rectangle over my video. I've tried to mask the black background away, but that won't work as that also gets rid of the glow the Saber effect provides. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? Thanks in advance, sorry for wall of text.. Top screenshot is comp1, bottom is comp2.
Hi. I'm a little confused. In your Comp 2 you don't have a blending mode set for your Comp 1 layer.
Yes you're right in comp2 I dont have a blending mode selected. I've tried basically every combination of blending modes in comp1 and 2 though and none really worked as I wanted to. The second screenshot without a blending mode in comp2 is to most clearly show the problem, but It would still have the problem, albeit maybe slightly less extensive, with another blending mode.
Sorry for being unclear about that, hope this clears it up,
If I'm understanding what you're wanting to do...
In Comp 1 set the Saber / Black solid to normal blending mode.
In the Saber effect, twirl down Render Settings and set Composite Settings to Transparent.
In your comp 2 - leave the comp layer set to normal.
Thanks! You completely understoond what I meant, and that fixed it. Thanks so much. I didn't even know you could do that with Saber. TIL.
Oh my god, I know this post is old but THANK YOU — you saved my day !
I'm currently using After Effects CS6 version 126.96.36.1998
Thanks for the reply,
I have installed the saber plugin and then created a new comp and a new text .. but when i apply saber effect there is no response just it is being a blank screen...what should i do now?