A new Effect Matte Plugin for After Effects Aims to Simplify Layer Transition Mattes With a Cleaner Timeline
One of the drawbacks with a layer-based compositor and workspace is that mattes can get out of control, fast. Things like Set Matte and other tricks can make that better. If you find yourself making a lot of transition-based mattes in Ae, you might want to take a look at a new plugin that is on the way from the folks at Plugin Everything, Effect Matte.
Effect Matte lets you create, control and keyframe a matte instantly. The best part is that it eliminates the need to set up and create a track matte, leaving your timeline nice and clean. The plugin allows you to precisely control and keyframe the matte’s expansion, roundness, feathering, and position. The plugin also offers full control over transformations meaning that you can easily transition in and out of your active layer using a single based slider.
Effect Matte isn’t quite available yet but is coming in March on aescripts.com, so stay tuned.