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Kenn Perkins
Undo mask
on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:10:52 pm

I inadvertently touched the comp window with the arrow tool.
It created a mask I do not want (comp window went black and added a white outlined box which seems to be a mask that can be expanded to reveal the layer I was working on). I can't figure out how to undo or eliminate the mask.
I hadn't saved my project for a while so I don't want to close/reopen it and lose what I've done.

Any suggestions?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Undo mask
on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:41:00 pm

It sounds like you've activated the Region of Interest. There's a toggle for that in the viewer panel. Check out this image:



Walter Soyka
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Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Kenn Perkins
Re: Undo mask
on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:52:00 pm

Walter

Thank you!!
So simple once you know how to fix it.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Undo mask
on Sep 19, 2018 at 12:17:37 am

ROI can be a really useful tool, too. If you have a really heavy comp, you can enable the region of interest while you're working to render only the portion of the frame you want to focus on, instead of having to render the whole frame.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Dave LaRonde
Re: Undo mask
on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:41:00 pm

Go to the affected layer in the timeline. Highlight it. Hit the m key to reveal any masks. Find the bad one & highlight it. Hit the back space key. Done.

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


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Kenn Perkins
Re: Undo mask
on Sep 18, 2018 at 10:55:13 pm

Dave

Thank you for your help. So much faster than trying to find an appropriate tutorial.

Kenn


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