Why Set Matte Effect Sometimes Doesn’t Work and How to Fix it

Roei Tzoref Shares Some Insights Into After Effects’ Set Matte Effect.

The differences between Set Matte Effect and a Track Matte in After Effects can be profound. Set Matte allows you to use only one matte against many other After Effects Layers. A sharp contrast to a Track MAtte where you would need one matte for every Layer. As helpful as matte is, you might find that sometimes it doesn’t work as expected. Why is this?

For the answer, AeBlues’  Roei Tzoref gives us the rundown with his latest tutorial that covers how set matte works and why it will not work with certain situations. Of course, knowing is most of the battle as Roei shows how you can fix the matte effect so that it will work in all conditions. Great stuff here!