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Katie Flynn
Mask out a solid layer w/ CC Star Burst
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:12:11 pm

I am just learning after effects I have a feeling this is a really easy fix, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I am adding stars to the sky using CC Star Burst on a white solid. I need to mask out some of the stars when a few people walk across the frame. Whenever I use the pen tool to attempt to mask the stars, nothing happens. It stays exactly the same with no mask. What am I doing wrong!?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Mask out a solid layer w/ CC Star Burst
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:19:17 pm

Precomp the starburst layer, and THEN use the mask.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Katie Flynn
Re: Mask out a solid layer w/ CC Star Burst
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:22:12 pm

ah ha! Thank you!


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Adriano Moraes
Re: Mask out a solid layer w/ CC Star Burst
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:23:28 pm

Hi there.

Try precomposing the solid that has the stars(and choose move all attributes into the new composition) before masking it.

Shall do the trick.


Hope it helps.


Cheers.

adriano.


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Adriano Moraes
Re: Mask out a solid layer w/ CC Star Burst
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:26:03 pm

Shoot!

Took a little too long to type!

Cheers.


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