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Convert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)

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Chris TarrozaConvert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)
by on Dec 24, 2012 at 6:31:24 pm

I know that you can simply copy the mask path and paste into the position on the layer you want. What I'm trying to specifically achieve is to convert each mask point into a position keyframe but also have the keyframes sequenced one frame after another.

For example, if I had a mask path that had 88 mask points, I would like to convert that into 88 keyframes spread out over 88 frames. As of now, now matter how many mask points it always defaults to being spread out over 2 seconds. It would also help if it doesn't default to roved keyframes but not necessary as it's an easy fix.

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance!


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Convert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)
by on Dec 25, 2012 at 1:41:04 am

You should be able to time-stretch the position keyframes to achieve your exacting timing requirements. There is no way around the fixed, 2-second duration ascribed to position keyframes after copying a mask path onto a property with x/y coordinates.

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Vishesh AroraRe: Convert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)
by on Dec 25, 2012 at 6:57:26 am

Chris
Paste Mask path keyframes when CTI is at 0:00:00:00.

Select the position property of the layer. This will select all the keyframes.

Now hold Alt/Optn and drag the last keyframe to 88th frame.

This might set all the keyframes as per your requirement.

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