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Fill mask, if layer underneath is duotone

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:55 pm
by SoundSquirrel
Okay, I have a situation where I need your assistance with.

I have a sound wave illustration as a part of my visual branding.
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So I thought, it would be a great idea to animate that, when publishing audio material. Here's what I did. I used the Reactor "Audio Waveform" plugin, to get the actual audio waveform -> Done
Then I added a full panel of my dots as a mask to get the dotted look -> Done

But I do have an issue with some "in-between" dots. Let's take the red area in this screenshot, as an example.
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There you can see some dots lighting up only partly. I know that this is expected behaviour, as the underlying spectogram looks excactly like this and the mask only reveals what's there.

What I would love to have is however, that the dots that have these partly revealed sections are fully white. But I have no clue, how to achieve that. I thought about editing the composition frame by frame and "painting in" the missing pieces. But that's only my last resort. I bet there's a cleaner solution, that I just don't know about.

Any help is much appreciated!

Re: Fill mask, if layer underneath is duotone

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:21 pm
by Bryan Ray
Maybe give a look at the AudioWaveform Fuse: ... orm#p38250

I've never played with it, so I don't know if it will give you what you want or not, but I think you'll get better luck driving the actual creation of the dots with the audio instead of only masking them. There's at least one screenshot in the thread that indicates that it may be possible.