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Adam Bulley
Masks disappearing on render
on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:46:15 am


I've just been working on a project which had a mask set to animate onto a video clip. It was working fine for a bunch of other compositions which had exactly the same layout, but different information showing up on screen. For one particular composition it would preview exactly how I wanted it, however when I came to render it kept leaving out the masks.

I've noticed this problem before but managed to find a crude work around. Got a feeling I may hit this problem again soon so wanted to see if anyone else had experienced the same, and if there's any advice as to why it may be happening?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Masks disappearing on render
on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:34:30 pm

Can't tell.

It could be AE's well-documented trouble with the Yosemite OS.
It could be H.264 or similarly highly-compressed video giving AE fits.
It could be operator error... unlikely with such a simple task, but possible.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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