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Krista Hoffmaster
Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 10:43:02 am

I have been having an issue with making a mask. I have done this before and made sure I did everything properly but for some reason it is not working. The mask layer won't conform to the mask.



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Walter Soyka
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 10:54:20 am

What other effects do you have applied to the layer? You may need to precompose or use a track matte instead of a mask.

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Krista Hoffmaster
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 10:59:19 am

I precomposed it and the only effect is fractal noise. I tried it again and I think I may have fixed it. I have to work around mask it and then invert it for it to show.


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Krista Hoffmaster
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:01:27 am

I am unable to feather out the mask now. It only wants to expand.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:05:46 am

Can you post your AEP? (No footage, just the AEP is fine.)

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Krista Hoffmaster
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:10:13 am

12191_majornewaefile.aep.zip


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Walter Soyka
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:18:18 am

There was no mask on the solid layer in "sprite," but I created one and was able to mask, feather and expand it as expected.

I'd first suggest rebooting; it that doesn't work, clear your cache (Edit > Purge > All memory & disk cache); and if that doesn't work, reset your preferences (hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while starting After Effects).

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Krista Hoffmaster
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 21, 2018 at 7:20:33 pm

Would you mind sending me that file?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Mask Tool Not Working Properly
on Feb 22, 2018 at 10:02:10 am

Absolutely. Here's the file:
12196_12191majornewaefilecc14.aep.zip

And here's a quick screen grab showing everything working with the mask:


Walter Soyka
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Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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