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Rury Nelson
Mask point co-ordinates
on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:11:34 am

Hello, world!

I was wondering if it's possible to reference the position of a point within a mask?

Cheers,

Rury


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Mask point co-ordinates
on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:33:18 pm

Unfortunately, not directly with an expression.

Dan



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Rury Nelson
Re: Mask point co-ordinates
on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:52:56 am

In terms of memory though, are the points stored in anything like an XML or such? I suppose I don't really need active control of the points through expressions or scripts.

My plan is essentially to build a mask in After Effects and then have the ability to read and reconstruct that mask in another program. So I need to get those points to an XML format.


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Mask point co-ordinates
on Nov 9, 2016 at 2:23:51 pm

Scripting does have access to mask path data, including vertices, inTangets, and outTangents. You could convert the path data to whatever format you like and write it to a file with a script.

Dan



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Roei Tzoref
Re: Mask point co-ordinates
on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:44:26 am

Bao mask avenger is a script that allows you to access the mask vertices as position targets via expression. It can also create nulls for you.

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