I am compositing a modeled sea scene in AE. Here's what I have:
Adding in my AO layer gives nice strong shadows as shown:
However it also covers my blue sea (primarily an AE 4color background)....
How can I keep the AO benefits to the shadows on my critters, but also keep my background?
As rendered, I have alpha, color pass with alpha, AO and depth (which is driving AE lens blur). I can render anything else needed.