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Evan Robinson
Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:34:17 pm

If i draw a mask, then do something else, and come back to draw, i can only add new vertices to the mask or close it, but i can not continue drawing the mask and continue adding to the paths. Any help would appreciated

thanks


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Evan Robinson
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:47:38 am

As soon as i try to add, it creates a new mask, no matter even if i have the mask i want to edit selected.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:27:49 am

You're not making any sense at all - you say you can only add vertices BUT you cannot add to the path? AFAIK, these two are the same things.

What are you trying to do with the mask tool. Please be as descriptive as possible.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Evan Robinson
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:39:24 am

I mean you can add vertices to existing lines using the pen tool with a +, but i cannot create a new line and draw as i normally would using the normal pen tool.


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Evan Robinson
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:43:25 am

Look at this picture

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24316879/Screen%20Shot%202012-06-11%20at%209.41.19...

I started drawing a mask, then did something else, then came back to draw, but it creates a new mask, instead of continuing the other. It does this even if i have the mask i want to draw on selected, and use pen tool. It just starts new mask.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:49:33 am

Here's what you need to do -
1) Use the Selection Tool to select the vertex from which you want to continue drawing. NOTE: it must be an open path AND you must select either one of the two end vertices.

2) Select the Pen Tool and continue drawing.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Evan Robinson
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:55:17 am

WOW, i made sure the line was selected, but i did not think to click on the vertice, and draw. For some reason every once in a while I will have a silly problem like that.

Thanks


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John Cuevas
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:18:59 am

Okay, I've been using AE for 11 years and didn't know that one Roland. I've been cntl+z to get back to my last point for 11 years...probably 10,000 extra button pushes.

Big Thanks!

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Add paths to a existing mask
on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:11:58 am

Well, AE is so deep and wide, it's not uncommon to discover new things along the way.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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