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tom edwards
mask properties change in 3d
on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:21:54 pm

this is probably an operator error (it generally is).

i have a couple words of text that i want to slide onto a page.
so i have a text layer
i place a mask over it and keyframe the mask path and position where i want it to end.
i pull the text slightly off to the left then collapse the mask to hide the text -- keyframe both.

render and viola -- text animates in.

however, if i make the layer 3D, the text still animates in but the collapsed mask no longer hides the text. i can see the mask moving -- it's just not hiding the text like a good mask should.

i tried a couple of different animate on techniques using a mask path -- but noticed all of the masked animation properties disappear as soon as i make the layer 3d.

so now i'm just puzzled.


using ae cs6 11.0.2

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John Cuevas
Re: mask properties change in 3d
on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:55:47 pm

Sounds like you are using the Ray-traced 3D renderer, do you need ray-tracing for this project, which will cause the issues you describing. Press Cntl+K to open your comp dialogue and change the render to Classic 3D

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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tom edwards
Re: mask properties change in 3d
on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:07:28 pm

ray trace is on. thank you very much. great;y appreciated.

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