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Ryan Bercaw
Simple masks not working correctly.
on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:08:25 pm

Hi guys, I'm having a sudden issue I never experienced before in a very simple and straight forward project. I'm afraid it's something very easy to fix but I can not for the life of me figure it out.

Here is the title screen I made:

The blue in the background is a solid, the red is a graphic that rotates, and the text is all precomp'd and just floats around. My problem is that I want to slap a vignette on it, but when I add a new solid layer that layer will fill the screen no matter what. Double clicking the elipse brings up a mask in the solid as if it was added, but it isn't there. If I manually draw more shapes with the pen or shape tools the outlines are visible but nothing else changes. I didn't tick anything out of the ordinary. The masks are set to Add, if I set them to Subtract they disappear completely.

I tried precomping the entire project and adding the vignette to that and it still does the same thing. What do I do to bring this on and how can I prevent it? Thanks in advance.

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