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J. Tad Newberry
cutting out a square from a square
on Apr 16, 2010 at 7:10:29 pm

seems simple enough, but i'm making an almost full screen box in Motion, and from it i want to cut out a 16x9 frame (about 1/4 screen size), so video can fly up behind it and fill in the hole, but i can't find a way to cut out such a hole using Motion tools. any ideas?


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Stephen Smith
Re: cutting out a square from a square
on Apr 16, 2010 at 7:17:17 pm

You can create a shape such as a rectangle with the rectangle shape tool. Then go to the Shape tab (F4) and un-check the Fill check box and then check the Outline checkbox.

Or you can add a rectangle mask.

Hope this helps and best of luck.




Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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J. Tad Newberry
Re: cutting out a square from a square
on Apr 16, 2010 at 11:38:35 pm

Ah, yes...i knew that mask was in there somewhere! Thanks for pointing me to it, that was exactly what i needed.

Thanks again!

J. Tad Newberry
Big Ya Productions
Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core
3 GB RAM
http://www.bigya.tv


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Stephen Smith
Re: cutting out a square from a square
on Apr 19, 2010 at 2:34:57 pm

Happy to help.




Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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