Effect Matte

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below
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Quick Overview

Effect Matte adds a perfectly sized and customizable matte to your layer, removing the need for an additional layer to act as a track matte.

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Matting in AE is tedious

Effect Matte does the hard work for you in a single click.


Customise and animate these parameters:

  • Expansion (both positive and negative)
  • Roundness
  • Feathering

You can even manually tweak the bounds of the matte.


There's also a transform tab that's % based so you can create transitions in seconds.

Requirements & limitations:

  • Effect Matte is compatible with layers that have parents, but only on CC2018.
  • Effect Matte requires layers to have continuous rasterization enabled.
  • Effect Matte is not compatible with shape layers, even if precomposed.

Effect Matte is compatible with AE CS6 and up, 32bpc color, with text and video layers.


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This week on "Show Me Everything" we pull back the curtains on our latest plugin release "Effect Matte" plus a sneak peek at the upcoming "Set Matte Plus" plugin




After Effects CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
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