Sources are additional image data that can be used in Reveal paint operations and displayed as an overlay on the result or output matte. You can scale, rotate, and offset a source. Any transformations applied to a source will be displayed in Reveal paint strokes.
In the Paint Node menu, all sources appear in the Sources list. The Sources list allows you to select sources to be hidden, cleared, or displayed as an overlay. The first entry in the list is the front clip and matte clip.
If a clip with frames that are missing media is attached to a source node, the Paint Node processes incoming frames set to No Media as transparent. Strokes created with the source are stored, although they are not visible on the canvas at frames with No Media input.
When adding a source input, it is recommended that you use clips as input, or cache the node closest to the source node instead of parenting a large tree to a source node. This speeds up processing when changing frames, making for a more interactive experience.
(a) Front (b) Matte (c) Source front (d) Source matte