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Anhtu Vu
BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 2, 2011 at 1:59:55 am

When drawing a mask on a layer with BCC extrude text, it does not behave as usual. Let say made a 3D text using Extrude, i would like to draw a mask to reveal only part of the text. Any idea ?? Thanks



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John Rofrano
Re: BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 3, 2011 at 3:19:20 am

It would help if you told us what host you are using as I'm sure masking is very different in FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Vegas Pro, etc.

~jr

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Anhtu Vu
Re: BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:24:45 am

Hi John,


I'm on After Effects CS5. Thanks



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John Rofrano
Re: BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:54:55 am

I believe this is working as designed. The mask works on the layer, but BCC replaces the layer with it's own 3D drawing and so the contents of the layer or any masks have no affect (i.e., the layer is ignored and just becomes a canvas for drawing). It works like this in Vegas Pro as well.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Anhtu Vu
Re: BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:33:18 am

Then is there a way to reveal the 3d text over time ??? i usually can achieve this with a simple mask and animated it via keyframes over time. Thanks



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John Rofrano
Re: BCC extruded text mask question
on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:22:50 am

[Anhtu Vu] "Then is there a way to reveal the 3d text over time ???"
Sure, just precompose the layer and make sure you select Move all attributes into the new composition . Then you can add the mask to the precomp.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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