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Aaron Hayman
A mask that cuts a hole out a solid shape, but they both move independently
on Apr 27, 2011 at 1:15:16 am

I've got a shape layer that's basically a black rectangle that moves on top of some footage I have. What I want to do is to create a mask that cuts a hole through the shape layer so that the footage on the layer underneath shows through. The challenge is that the mask needs to move independently of the shape layer that it's cutting through. I tried putting a mask on the shape layer and I did get it to cut the sort of hole that I wanted, but I realized that there was no way to make the mask move independently of the rest of the layer that it's on. I couldn't get separate positioning attributes to come up only for the mask (and not the whole layer).


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Brian Charles
Re: A mask that cuts a hole out a solid shape, but they both move independently
on Apr 27, 2011 at 1:34:38 am

Use a track matte instead. You can animate a track matte.

See: 2263_trackmatted.aep.zip



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