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Shawn Bann
Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:26:35 pm

for some reason im stuck on this simple task. can not find any basic info on it in the help.

i want to mask a text element BUT the Mask buttons are greyed out.

am i missing something?


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Stephen Smith
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:37:33 pm

Place the text in a group and mask to the group.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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Shawn Bann
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:41:57 pm

stephen, thanks for the quick response. grouping doesn't work either.

will upload a snapshot


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Shawn Bann
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:45:46 pm

cant seem to upload via the cow uploader

http://gallery.me.com/shawnbann/100057


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Stephen Smith
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:50:54 pm

Sorry, I forgot to mention. If you are in 3D then you need to select the group that has the text and then hit F4 to open up the Group tab. Check the Flatten checkbox. Hope this helps and best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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Shawn Bann
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:54:28 pm

that did it! thank you good sir!


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Andy Neil
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:27:07 pm

You can also clone a text layer and mask the clone.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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Shawn Bann
Re: Simple Text mask
on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:28:24 pm

EXCELLENT tip andy. Thank you!


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