This plugin allows to create a simple alpha mask on the source clip and composite it with the existing alpha channel by adding, subtracting or intersecting. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated.
Premiere Pro version supports 8 and 32 bits (Maximum Bit Depth). In After Effects only 8 and 16 bit depth is supported so far.
- Adobe After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
- Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8
- Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x
The plugin comes without an installer. Please unpack the downloaded file and copy it to Adobe’s Media Core folder, so that both applications will see them.
The folder can be found on Windows here:
and on OS X here:
Substitute CS6 for your current version or 7.0 for Creative Cloud. If you have multiple versions installed, simply copy the plugin to each of the folders.
The plugin will show up as “CI Simple Mask” under “Creative Impatience” group of effects.
If you keep getting error messages on Windows platform, or the plugin fails to show up, you might need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable package, available from the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632.
Download the plugin here.
How to use it?
The plugin is a bit more sophisticated, than the others, and the detailed instructions and tutorials can be found here: Simple Mask – Instructions and Tutorials.
- Feather handles will behave a bit erratically if the shape is heavily rotated.
Below are the proposed features that could be added to this plugin in the future. If you are interested in further development, please donate. Feel free to propose additional features in the comments. The change log is also available.
- 32-bit and smart rendering in After Effects