Glow Spill

Hi guys, here's my dilemma:
I have some footage and a graphic. The graphic is moving on top of the footage and I have added a mask to hide it behind the foreground elements. The graphic has a glow effect on it, so when the graphic passes behind the mask, the graphic is cut but the glow spills over onto the foreground elements. How do I eliminate this?


  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Posts: 4,370 Enthusiast
    Try turning the graphic into a composite shot (select it, then click 'make composite shot'), then applying the mask to the embedded composite shot. That way the glow will be 'baked in' to the graphic, and the mask will also mask the glow itself (rather than the glow being applied AFTER the mask).
    Check out this tutorial for some general info on embedding composite shots: