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Well, im having loads of fun with this new lightning engine but i've come across a problem or two that may need addressing, or, i may need some advice on with ref to also adding reactive lighting to go along with my lightning. Here is what i've done:
Got my background plate of my daft sister acting a little bit weird, ive added a lightning bolt to the clip where the origin is off screen and the destination seem's to have stuck to her finger *L*, ( that'll teach her for picking on me when i was a kid *LOL*), seriously though, happy as hell with the lightning full stop, but, now i want to add some 'Reactive Lighting' to 'the beast' to attempt a bash at more realism. What i did was searched on fxhome for a tutorial & there it was Duplicate the background plate so it's on top, add a freeform garbage matte to this layer in the shape where i want the reactive lighting to be, invert this mask, use the grading track / tools to brighten up this area and animate the garbage matte (breath) *L* - Ok, so it looks great and the tutorial was right and all is fine - But not quite - While looking happily at my results i thaught, i also need some reactive light 'there' too so in goes another garbage matte over 'there' but adding a second matte cancels out / hides the first one The only way i could get the second matte working was to move the first mattes 'transparency' slider to zero, and vice versa. They both wont show at the same time...GRRRrrrrrr
Is this something im missing/doing wrong ???
Best Wishes All