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Milton Whitaker
Mask A Layer With Corner Pin Data
on Dec 16, 2011 at 3:37:55 am

Hi guys. I have been beating my head against my desk all day trying to figure this one out. Maybe I'm crazy but I just can't seem to get a handle on it. Here goes:

I have some footage shot with a crane that is doing some pretty significant moves that I have successfully tracked using perspective corner pin. The footage contains a wall of squares, and each square needs light up with colors randomly. My goal is to use a single solid, create multiple masks on the solid, and animate the masks' opacity. My problem is the corner pin data affects the masks so I can't draw them precisely to fit the squares in the footage. I have tried precomping about 5 different ways but to no avail. What am I doing wrong?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!


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Esky Ching
Re: Mask A Layer With Corner Pin Data
on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:17:14 am

In that case, I would recommend you to render the layer with corner pin data out, in stead of precomp it. See if it works.

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Mask A Layer With Corner Pin Data
on Dec 16, 2011 at 1:03:59 pm

First off, you should be using mocha. Secondly, post your video here so that we can have a look at the source footage.


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