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malcolm DeSotoSuper annoying masking issue
by on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:36:10 pm

so, I'm doing a lot of rotoscoping and every once in awhile I come across an issue where I can't click and drag to select multiple mask points. Instead, when I click and drag, it moves the actual clip. I don't know if it's something I inadvertently click or what but it slows things way down and is really annoying!

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Dave LaRondeRe: Super annoying masking issue
by on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:53:20 pm

You probably are masking a layer that doesn't fill the entire comp window. Just highlight the Mask Path property for the layer & mask in question and you're back in business.
Alternately, you could lock all the other layers in the comp, and then you can't select anything BUT the layer you want.

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malcolm DeSotoRe: Super annoying masking issue
by on Jul 11, 2011 at 4:16:15 pm

Oh! duh du duh! I should have thought of that

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Barend OnneweerRe: Super annoying masking issue
by on Jul 11, 2011 at 9:14:47 pm

Personally I prefer to animate masks in the Layer Window instead of the Comp Window, and having them side-by-side. You can't move the layer accidentally. But more importantly:

I disable the visibility of masks in the Comp Window so I can see an uncluttered edges, to see how the masked foreground behaves against the background.

And by disabling 'render' in the Layer Window while masking I can see the entire image - not just what's within the mask. I prefer masking that way, to judge where the edges are. But because the Comp Window is open also can still see the final result.

Barend

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