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Edward Vosper
Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:40:30 am

Hey Everyone this is my first post here.

Been using your helpfully tips for some time and now finally signed up!


I am in need some some help tho, I'm working on morphing to similar Masks Paths together.

They started out as Vector layers then I Auto traced them have they have a lot of points. I was wondering if there is a way to make the Mask have less points, with out manually removing points with the pen tool.

Any ideas welcome as it would save me a lot of time!

Ed


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Walter Soyka
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 23, 2015 at 12:57:39 pm

[Edward Vosper] "They started out as Vector layers then I Auto traced them have they have a lot of points."

Starting with Ae CS6, you can convert vector layers to shape layers directly in the timeline:

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/creating-shapes-masks.html#id_9...

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Edward Vosper
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 23, 2015 at 1:08:03 pm

Okay cool thank you!

Will this lower the amount of points in the shape path tho?

http://www.edwardvosper.com


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Walter Soyka
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 23, 2015 at 1:31:11 pm

[Edward Vosper] "Will this lower the amount of points in the shape path tho?"

It should match the points to what existed in Illustrator. This will probably be less than what auto trace came up with.

If you need fewer points still, simplify [link] the shape in Illustrator, then convert the vector layer to a shape layer.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Edward Vosper
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:48:40 am

Awesome thank you!

http://www.edwardvosper.com


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Albert Cast
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:41:23 am

Hi Edward,
Sorry for posting on your threat, I was passing by and I saw your site,
and decided to click on it, I just wanted to say, thank you for sharing,
very nice site and very good animated work, I am just a novice but I think
that all your work is excellent, keep up the good work.


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Edward Vosper
Re: Making less point on a mask ( Hello first post!)
on Jun 26, 2015 at 9:07:48 am

Thank you, i feel its a little rudimental now and my best work is yet to come!

Always keep learning and evolving.

http://www.edwardvosper.com


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