After Effects :: How To Blend Between Gradient Meshes

Feb 16, 2014

1) how to import editable(or live) gradient meshes into After Effects or any other software?,(blend objects now import!)

2) How to Blend between gradient meshes?

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Illustrator :: CS6 To CS4 - White Lines Along Edges Of Semi-transparent Gradient Meshes

Feb 17, 2014

I recently invested in CS6 Production Premium and I've just tested legacy support by saving an Illustrator CS6 image in CS4 format.
The image contains a number of semi-transparent gradient meshes used for highlights.
Having loaded the saved CS4 .ai file in CS6, white lines appear along my semi-transparent gradient meshes (see the attached screenshot).
What's happening is that the anchor points with 0% opacity in CS6 suddenly have 100% opacity when I load the saved CS4 files in CS6.
Is this a known error? If so, how/where do I report it?
Here are the relevant CS6 and CS4 files: [URL] ....
There are no white lines when I save the image in CS5 format and load it in CS6.

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Nov 1, 2012

I successfully finished my first gradient mesh… Now, I tried to create another gradient mesh… As a sublayer under a parent layer called left eye… The left pupil was a sublayer also…
Illustrator through a fit when I try to do this… It went ahead and let me create the sublayer and gradient mesh, but… It wouldn't let me color the second sublayer/gradient mesh…
The newly created sublayer/gradient mesh had the same color as the first sublayer (the same color being the small horizontal tower that colors your different layers).
Maybe I'm just missing a step somewhere, to be able to have multiple sublayer with multiple gradient meshes?
I'm fairly new to illustrator and graphic designer, but… I'm starting to pick up on the features pretty quickly.

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Jan 24, 2012

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How to I get the gradient to follow the curve - to blend from the curved edge - rather than just giving me a linear gradient as if I was doing it from a rectangular corner?

I tried some other gradient types, there didn't seem to be anything that did the trick.

I'll try to attach a quick test file, if it lets me, to illustrate what I'm talking about. Note how the gradient cuts out diagonally across the rounded corner rather than curving and following the corner around.

Or is there a different way to create this kind of border?

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Jan 16, 2013

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Jan 2, 2008

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Nov 2, 2005

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So, now that the left side is blended nicely, I attempt to blend the right side. The right side blends very nice.....but my left side went back to where it was originally.

How do I blend multiple sides of the image?

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Nov 28, 2011


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Apr 17, 2011

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Jan 29, 2013

I am creating a shape that looks like a pill a rectangle with two circles on the ends, if you will. But it's all one shape. I want a gradient or blend (what exactly is the differnce?) that has a white middle and dark gray edges. The white goes along the pill horizontally but the dark gray is above and below this white "line" but the rounded edges of the pill shape are the dark gray. I'm using CS6.

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I am trying to acheive the same angle gradient effect that can be done in Photoshop but in Illustrator. The actual thing I want to be able to create as a vector is the graphic attached...
Can this be done by somehow using the blend tool and replacing the spline with a circle? 

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May 28, 2005

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Jan 26, 2014

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I have an old man whose eyes are slitty and so I have created a white with a layer and feathered it round his wrinkles and it looks ok.  I can add mask track to this in ae and also track it in mocha. I have an iris import clip that I then need to add to the white.  It is in .png.

I cannot make a mask path appear on the layer information to the left of the screen so the iris dances about and can't be tracked.
How do I blend the white mask layer and the iris layer so they move as one?   Do I put them together then track them togethr in mocha?
I have spent a day on this trying to figure it.  On top of that I would also like to clone an eyelid half open so that I can put this on top of white layer, iris layer and then eyelid and track all together. But if possible the white and iris moving together would be enough.
In the instructions on youtube I have also found that when I hit 3d little cube icon I get a black background on the iris and not the old mans face how do I get rid of that?
This is for a man who gets wolf eyes in the film.  Would it be easier to get some wolf eyes in photoshop and stick those on? the clip is just 4 secs long.

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Now, all of the tutorials that I found on this uses two layers. The first layer is sharp and the second is blurred. Using gradient masks they simply blend the two layers into each other. This is pretty good but not perfect. Below is an example:

For now concentrate on the shadow to the right. Can you spot the strange effect when the double shadows are blending? This is the effect I don't like.

The Shadow to the left is more accurate and was made in this way:

1. First I made a selection that surrounded the shadow except for the part closest to the object.

2. I applied some Gaussian blur. (I think it was 0,3 or something)

3. I moved the selection 10 px upwards and repeated step 2.

4. Step 3 was repeted until i had reached the top of the shadow.

This can also be used to mimick a shart focal depth:

Again the right image looks strange.

Finally I made a quick image demonstrating both of the effects:

(I know that the green tube has incorrect lighting, I was not thinking at the moment )

This is my dirty way of doing it, but I suspect that it can be done better. If anyone understands what I am mumbling about and have some ideas please step forward


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I tried adding noise 5-10% (result:nothing)
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My output options:
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profile: high
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I don't know what to do!! I want a smooth gradient light on the solid layer without all this blocky look! why is it so difficult to have?!

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Dec 4, 2013

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I hesitate to re-assemble the scene with a new file if this is a common occurrence.

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