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why camera doesn't have option to track matte?

New Here ,
Jul 16, 2023 Jul 16, 2023

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hi

working on ae2023

i cant find a way to connect the camera to another layer with track matte,

am I missing something?

thanks

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Community Expert , Jul 17, 2023 Jul 17, 2023

You used the word: "connect", I wonder if you're thinking of Parenting.  That is a separate column, currently hidden by the looks of it.  Right-click on one of the column headers and in the columns section of the menu, select Parent.  This will show you a dropdown for the camera and other layers and allow you to link the camera to another layer.

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Jul 16, 2023 Jul 16, 2023

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Please make sure that the layer that you want to track matte is directly above the camera in the timeline.

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Cameras take a picture of what you created. If you don't want the camera to see something in the shot, you need to put something between the object and the camera. If that thing is a track matte, it is applied to the layer you want to hide all or part of. You have never been able to apply a track matte to a camera. You can't put something in front of a real camera that pokes a hole in the image in front of it; you can only block everything behind it. The AE camera or a camera in any 3D app acts like a real one. Put something in front of it, and it blocks the view.

 

If you explained what you are trying to do and embedded a screenshot by dragging it, copying it and pasting it, or using the toolbar so we can see it instead of attaching it with the Drag and Drop button, we might be able to give you some workflow suggestions that mean something.

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You used the word: "connect", I wonder if you're thinking of Parenting.  That is a separate column, currently hidden by the looks of it.  Right-click on one of the column headers and in the columns section of the menu, select Parent.  This will show you a dropdown for the camera and other layers and allow you to link the camera to another layer.

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yes! this is it.

thank you i was wrong looking for something else.

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