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guy jones
Linking 2 or more masks? (Move one mask, the other moves with it)
on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:06:24 am

hello everyone, I'm looking for a way to link masks on the same layer.
The scenario:
masking a mans pupils(eyes), to move them around artificially.
I use a circular mask on each eyeball. Then I move the mask as
his pupils move around. So far so good, but I have to do it twice,
once for each ball! As eyes move in unison, this is unnecessary.

I would love to do one and have the 2nd mask 'linked'
to the first. I've googled but to no avail. any help greatly appreciated, thanks!



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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Linking 2 or more masks? (Move one mask, the other moves with it)
on Jul 16, 2012 at 3:17:54 am

- Turn on keyframing for Mask Path for each mask.

- Select both masks by selecting their names while holding ctrl (probably the command key on Mac).

- Just move them. If they're selected together, they'll move together.

That will get you what you want but to throw in my two cents, you'll still need to fine-tune each pupil as you'll be fighting the perspective as the camera as well. No one, hopefully, will be looking dead straight into the camera.

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guy jones
Re: Linking 2 or more masks? (Move one mask, the other moves with it)
on Jul 16, 2012 at 5:23:32 am

wow that was staring me in face, thanks!


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