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Bryan Colvin
turn off rendering when working with masks
on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:04:27 pm

this is a n00b question, but if anyone can give me the answer i'll be thrilled!

all i want to do is turn OFF the rendering when I'm adjusting a mask. Or a way of turning off this auto preview render (i don't know what you call it) when working on the composition.

right now I'm keying out a subject and need to work with a subtractive mask and each time I move a point on the mask it sits there rendering for 4 seconds. Its very irritating! I'm working with 5k DPX files so each time I let go it has a render all that.

If i can just turn off that feature until I'm happy with the mask on that frame, then i'll be able to get this thing done faster.

Also how do i turn it BACK ON? haha


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: turn off rendering when working with masks
on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:55:51 am

I believe the work around is to use a shape layer and then fill it and use it as a luma matte rather than using a mask directly on a layer.

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Bryan Colvin
Re: turn off rendering when working with masks
on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:23:03 pm


I also noticed that you can copy the path of a shape layer and paste it as the mask path.

now i can get it done faster, thanks!

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