Set Matte with Grade layer
Greetings and happy New Year..almost!
I’ve been looking through the forum for answers but I can’t seem to find an answer that works for me on a Set Matte effect in Hitfilm Pro.
I was doing some test footage of demonic eyes with black sockets and a flame within. This test footage is very rough but I just wanted to get the concept down. I am doing this by using a grade layer with curves and two masks for the eyes, easy enough. Then I added a flame asset as it's own layer and added the Set Matte effect on that layer and pointed it to the Grade layer, which sits below the flame layer. I was expecting the flame to be contained with mask of the eyes but nothing seems to happen.
I have tried to bring all of the other layers, Grade, Footage, Point layer into their own comp then point the Set Matte at that but that didn’t work either, plus I lost the tracking data for the remaining Flame layer.
I’ve tried moving the Grade layer below the Flame layer but then the Grade layer isn’t an option for the Source Layer on the Set Matte effect.
I’m probably misunderstanding the Set Matte effect itself as I was able to get the desired look by adding a mask to the Flame layer and then the flame was contained within the eye socket. If anyone has time to take a look and help educate me, I’d appreciate it.